Nanometer-Precision Positioning System with 2mm x 2mm Range of Motion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$644,763.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91CRB-10-C-0066
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0338
Solicitation Year:
1999
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO99-013
Solicitation Number:
1999.1
Small Business Information
nPoint, Inc
1617 Sherman Ave, Madison, WI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
961766623
Principal Investigator:
Katerina Moloni
VP of Product Development
(608) 204-8756
katerina.moloni@npoint.com
Business Contact:
Richard Arndt
VP of Operations
(608) 204-8750
richard.arndt@npoint.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
nPoint proposes to design and construct a closed-loop 2mm range-of-motion, 2-axis nano-positioning system with unprecedented precision and resolution. There is considerable need for such a tool in near-future nanomanufacturing, characterization, and lithography. One example is scanned-probe tip-based nanomanufacturing. As such manufacturing comes to commercial fruition, accurate long-range positioning will be essential. All forms of nanolithography - e-beam, nanoimprint, interference – will gain from closed-loop, high-precision long-range motion. Magnetic-date storage companies require surface profile metrology over a large distance and are demanding improvements in the range of motion at unyielding specifications on precision, out-of-plane motion, or resolution. The proposed positioner addresses all these needs, through the combination of novel developments in long-range positioner design and integration of novel sen-sor technology.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government