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Optical Instrumentation for MEMS Oscillatory Parallel-Plate Rheometer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
120-63-2011
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
9.06.05.63-R
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILTRON, INC.
15 Presidential WAy WOBURN, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Optical Instrumentation for MEMS Oscillatory Parallel-Plate Rheometer
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-11-SE-870
Award Amount: $89,990.85
 

Abstract:

Leveraging Agiltron’s industrial leading developments for optical measurement of motion in MEMS devices, we propose to use electro-optical sensors for measuring the displacement and gap in the NIST micro-rheometer. No electrical connections are required to the moving parts. All electronics and optics are removed from the chip so that it is inexpensive and disposable. A fixed, simple micro-fluidic channel is added to cover plate to allow automated calibrated filling of the sample volume. The technical approach will be proved in Phase 1 through the numerical analysis, design and experiments. Complete drawings will be delivered to NIST at the end of Phase 1. A portable prototype instrument with multiple, disposable sensor chips will be fabricated in Phase 2 for testing and delivery to NIST.

Principal Investigator:

Anton Greenwald
(781) 935-1200
agreenwald@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron, Inc.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801-1003

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No