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High-Speed Method to Produce Flexible Pressure Sensors

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T031
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. 3006 Longhorn Blvd. Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High-Speed Method to Produce Flexible Pressure Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0313
Award Amount: $69,993.00


The promise of printed electronics can not be realized without high-speed manufacturing processes to drive the cost down for wide spread distribution. This proposal will outline the key points for rapid manufacturing of new electronic devices and systems and make recommendations for making them a reality. There are two main focus areas that encompass all the limitations to printed integrated circuits: (1) the materials issues of developing the optimal active semiconductor and conductive circuit connections and (2) the fabrication methods and material / substrate interactions that achieve the desired performance, print speed and provide robustness of the final product. ANI will utilize its high-quality nanoparticle based inks for high-speed production of an active electronic device. The concept entails using a state-of-the-art nanoparticle inks for electrical contact lines, soluble organic semiconductors and printable dielectrics all applied using high-speed ink-jet technologies.

Principal Investigator:

James Novak
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Jacque Soptick
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107 Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 742848504
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Texas at Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 160,
Room 2.206E
Austin, TX 78758
Contact: Ananth Dodabalapur
Contact Phone: 5127390379