Absolute Distance Interferometer for Manufacturing Metrology Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$99,732.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
70NANB16H182
Solitcitation Year:
2016
Solicitation Number:
2016-NIST-SBIR-01
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award Year:
2016
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
054.01.01 (2016)
Solicitation Topic Code:
9.01.01
Small Business Information
Bridger Photonics, Inc.
2310 University Way, Bldg. 4-4, Bozeman, MT, 59715-6504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
788293244
Principal Investigator
 Michael Thorpe
 (406) 585-2774
 thorpe@bridgerphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Michael Thorpe
Phone: (406) 585-2774
Email: thorpe@bridgerphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Bridger Photonics, Inc. will develop an absolute length metrology sensor that will simultaneously provide >1,000 measurements per second, <10 nm precision, and >0.5 m maximum measurement distance. Bridger’s solution is will fill a gap in precision measurement technology for applications that require rapid monitoring of macroscopic distances such as positioning and calibration of surface metrology systems (CMM, AFM, SEM), aspheric and freeform optics manufacturing, wafer positioning and optic alignment for the semiconductor industry, and part mapping and positioning for laser materials processing applications. Bridger’s solution will enable several measurement scenarios that are not possible using traditional interferometry such as resolving reflections from multiple surfaces, performing thickness measurements, tracking discontinuous steps, and measuring high-relief or rough surfaces.

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