Roll to Roll Inkjet Printing of Subwavelength Photonic Devices (1000-231)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,996.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-12-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1276
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
13-164091
Principal Investigator:
Steve Kramer
Principal Investigator
(978) 495-5300
skramer@si2technologies.com
Business Contact:
Noel Burgoa
Business Director
(978) 495-5300
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Research Institution:
University of Illinois Urbana-Cham
John A Rogers
1304 West Green Street
Urbana, IL, 61801-
(217) 244-4979
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In the recently concluded STTR Phase I Topic OSD10-T005,"Roll to Roll Inkjet Printing of Sub-wavelength Photonic Devices", SI2 Technologies, Inc (SI2) and partner University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) successfully demonstrated a low cost, lithographic free manufacturing capability for integrating submicron-to- millimeter electronic-photonic devices on flexible substrates. Using this world-class team, the Phase II will leverage SI2"s Direct Write Inkjet expertise and UIUC"s E-jet technology to innovatively deliver: 1) first of its kind demonstration of E-jet / Inkjet submicron-to-millimeter roll to roll printing, 2) unique electronic circuitry enabled by E-jet Si-Nanomembranes, 3) novel lithographic free electro-optic chromophore and 4) a new print and plate manufacturing capability for flex. A detailed prototype design package for a fully automated, high throughput submicron-to-millimeter Inkjet / E-jet roll to roll coating machine will be completed. Demonstration of this manufacturing approach will include multiple hardware deliverables.

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