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Printable Materials with Embedded Electronics and Radio Frequency Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-16-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: A161-006-0019
Amount: $99,624.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-006
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-01-13
Small Business Information
12151 Research Pkwy. Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
DUNS: 179523691
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Church
 (407) 275-4720
Business Contact
 Beth Brownell
Phone: (407) 275-4720
Research Institution

Direct Digital Manufacturing is a combination of 3D printing, Direct printing, pick and place and milling to manufacture electronic devices.Next generation Direct Digital Manufacturing will have a significant amount of 3D printing and this aids in reducing costs due to waste and also due to products on demand.The ability to print parts that match state of the art in performance is challenging in the RF regime.This team has demonstrated quality working 3D printed RF devices and including the worlds first 3D printed Phased Array Antenna.We will advance the printing to include studies for rugged devices that are tested and proven and then also embedded which provides monolithic devices that can be temperature controlled using specialized printed patterns.Phase I will be hardware demonstrations that prove the viability of the approach.The printed device will include antennas, RF electronics, buried RF electronics and the characterization results of each.This will lead to more advanced software for integrating both modeling and prints in a single package thus enabling better predictions on how the device will perform before it is printed.

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