Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Cost Reduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0004
Agency Tracking Number: N042-179-0578
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-179
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
488 Ridgefield Rd, Shelburne, VT, 05482
DUNS: 145965310
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ajay Jain
 Chief Technical Officer
 (650) 855-9125
Business Contact
 George Powch
Title: President + CEO
Phone: (802) 985-4009
Email: gpowch@alum.MIT.EDU
Research Institution
A novel method for lithographic "printing" of low cost, high performance RFID tags and flexible electronics will be investigated using low cost roll-to-roll processing based on a substrate transfer process, followed by simultaneous exposure of single or multi-layer wavelength sensitive resist compositions. The innovative technique eliminates multiple steps in conventional lithography while eliminating registration and alignment issues. The technique allows use of conventional inorganic materials and recipes for realizing higher performing electronics at higher temperatures, further avoiding all the problems and shortcomings of organic materials applied to realizing electronic circuits on flexible substrates.

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