Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Display Technology for Military Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0233
Agency Tracking Number: N054-003-0420
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
EMAGIN CORP.
2070 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12540
DUNS: 791560030
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amal Ghosh
 VP, OLED R&D
 (845) 838-7918
 aghosh@emagin.com
Business Contact
 Rob Sainsbury
Title: VP, Government Programs
Phone: (425) 882-7878
Email: rsainsbury@emagin.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
 Jerzy Kanicki
 Solid State Electronics Lab, Dept: EECS
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
 (734) 936-0964
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase I, a desiccant-free, thin-film encapsulation method on OLED devices will be implemented that improves display performance, both in terms of the life of the device as well as the cost of manufacturing. Specifically, a novel thin-film layer structure using vacuum deposition will demonstrate negligible moisture permeation (<5 x 10-7 g/m2/day) under 85 degrees C and 85% RH. The reduction in moisture permeation will significantly improve device life. It is generally agreed upon in the OLED community that OLEDs on flexible substrates or on roll-to-roll substrates require, at a minimum, moisture permeation rate of < 10-6 g/m2/day. A measurement of the permeation rate before demonstration on live OLED devices (to be conducted during the Phase I option) will significantly reduce cost and time in establishing the efficacy of the thin-film layer structures. Eliminating the dessicant materials and the additional process steps required by current sealant technologies will reduce manufacturing costs.

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