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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1276
Amount: $749,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, -
DUNS: 13-164091
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Kramer
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 495-5300
Business Contact
 Noel Burgoa
Title: Business Director
Phone: (978) 495-5300
Research Institution
 University of Illinois Urbana-Cham
 John A Rogers
 1304 West Green Street
Urbana, IL, 61801-
 (217) 244-4979
 Nonprofit college or university
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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