00-003B-Radar and MMW: Inkjet Print Self-Assembly of Multifunctional Devices on Flexible Nanosat Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DASG6003C0096
Award Id:
58768
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0783
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
Keith Huie
Research Scientist-Group
(540) 953-1785
khuie@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
Richard O.Claus
President
(540) 953-1785
roclaus@nanosonic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of the proposed MDA Phase II program is to develop the capabilities to manufacture next-generation radio frequency (RF) and microwave device components relevant to the design of a phased array antenna system onto flexible and easily formablesubstrates using low-cost inkjet print self assembly methods. A rapid and continuous fabrication approach, inkjet self assembly printing will benefit the MDA by providing improvement in the time, flexibility, and cost of fabricating prototype testelements as well as complete deliverable systems, which are of primary importance for both military and commercial applications. In particular, this nanotechnology fabrication approach would serve as an advantageous replacement to conventional productionprocesses used to pattern low-profile microstrip/stripline device components on both flexible and semi-rigid substrates. During the Phase II program, NanoSonic would work with a major U.S. defense contractor to design, fabricate, and characterize theelectromagnetic performance of the inkjet printed deliverable prototypes. NanoSonic will continue cooperation with that U.S. defense contractor during Phase III to scale-up the inkjet print process manufacturing of large-scale device products.

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