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Sub-1mm Electronics for Actuating, Controlling, and Linking Programmable Matter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F11B-T26-0188
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF11-BT26
Solicitation Number:
2011.B
Small Business Information
Ambiq Micro
303 Camp Craft Road, Suite 350 Westlake Hills, TX 78746-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Sub-1mm Electronics for Actuating, Controlling, and Linking Programmable Matter
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0062
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The scope of this effort is to study the technical feasibility of producing electronics for programmable matter that can generate high-voltage actuation signals; receive, store, and execute a program; harvest and store energy; and wirelessly communicate with other similar devices. The target power budget for the electronics is 10W, with a form-factor of 0.1 sqmm, with no dimension being larger than 700m. BENEFIT: Electrostatically actuated microrobotic devices utilizing the electronics developed in this program will be capable of self-assembly in order synthesize arbitrary shapes and collectively perform a variety of different functions. Commercial applications for programmable matter include rapid prototyping of products, and virtual reality communication systems. Surgical procedures and other medical applications may also benefit from a digital material capable of assuming arbitrary and reconfigurable shapes.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Hanson
CEO
(512) 485-7784
shanson@ambiqmicro.com

Business Contact:

Scott Hanson
CEO
(512) 485-7784
shanson@ambiqmicro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ambiq Micro
303 Camp Craft Road, Suite 350 Westlake Hills, TX 78746-

EIN/Tax ID: 271911389
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Michigan
2417A EECS Building
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-8109
Contact: David Wentzloff
Contact Phone: (734) 647-4499