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Nanometer-Precision Positioning System with 2mm x 2mm Range of Motion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
48360
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0338
Solicitation Year:
2099
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO 99-013
Solicitation Number:
2099.1
Small Business Information
nPoint, Inc
1617 Sherman Ave Madison, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nanometer-Precision Positioning System with 2mm x 2mm Range of Motion
Agency: DOD
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0066
Award Amount: $644,763.00
 

Abstract:

nPoint proposes to design and construct a closed-loop 2mm range-of-motion, 2-axis nano-positioning system with unprecedented precision and resolution. There is considerable need for such a tool in near-future nanomanufacturing, characterization, and lithography. One example is scanned-probe tip-based nanomanufacturing. As such manufacturing comes to commercial fruition, accurate long-range positioning will be essential. All forms of nanolithography - e-beam, nanoimprint, interference will gain from closed-loop, high-precision long-range motion. Magnetic-date storage companies require surface profile metrology over a large distance and are demanding improvements in the range of motion at unyielding specifications on precision, out-of-plane motion, or resolution. The proposed positioner addresses all these needs, through the combination of novel developments in long-range positioner design and integration of novel sen-sor technology.

Principal Investigator:

Katerina Moloni
VP of Product Development
(608) 204-8756
katerina.moloni@npoint.com

Business Contact:

Richard Arndt
VP of Operations
(608) 204-8750
richard.arndt@npoint.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

nPoint, Inc
1617 Sherman Ave Madison, WI -

EIN/Tax ID: 391870932
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No