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Metamaterial Films by Roll-to-Roll Processing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-005-1034
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
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: Metamaterial Films by Roll-to-Roll Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0033
Award Amount: $99,968.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I STTR research program we will demonstrate low-cost and high throughput roll-to-roll processing to fabricate large area metamaterials. This program leverages recent breakthrough in nano-imprinting technology at University of Michigan, our partner in this program. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the nano-imprinting of thin-film, flexible metamaterials with feature sizes down to less than 1 um, and show functional optical properties for the films for wavelengths between 0.3 and 14 microns. The desired physical effects will result from photon-plasmon interactions in very thin, patterned metal-dielectric films deposited on metal foil sheets for scalability and flexibility. These metamaterials will demonstrate the suitability of our nanoimprinting process to produce large-area, flexible films. In Phase II the process would be scaled up to roll to roll processing to produce large area films with desired optical effects on actual Air Force assets.

Principal Investigator:

Anton Greenwald
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1200
agreenwald@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Michigan
2114B EECS
1301 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Contact: Barbara Rice
Contact Phone: (734) 936-1956