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Ink-Jet Printing of Gradient Index of Refraction Lenses

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
55439
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00SB1-0093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroFab Technologies Inc
1104 Summit Avenue Suite 110 Plano, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Ink-Jet Printing of Gradient Index of Refraction Lenses
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0101CR175
Award Amount: $375,834.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a rapid prototyping/manufacturing technology for the direct-write fabrication of optical components, including GRIN (Gradient index of Refraction) lenses up to 6 inches in diameter. We will build a GRIN Lens Printing Platform whichwill utilize a 3D ink-jet printing approach with multiple print heads having fluids of differing refractive index, and we will use this machine to form GRIN lenses directly from CAD file inputs derived from optical models. We will develop sets of opticalmaterial formulations for printing, beginning with ultraviolet-curing optical epoxies and evolving toward low-melting-point infrared glasses. The commercializable

Principal Investigator:

W. Cox
Principal Scientist
9725788076
rcox@microfab.com

Business Contact:

Donald Hayes
President & CEO
9725788076
dhayes@microfab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROFAB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1104 Summit Avenue Plano, TX 75074

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No