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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$644,763.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91CRB-10-C-0066
Award Id:
48360
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB1-0338
Solicitation Year:
2099
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO 99-013
Solicitation Number:
2099.1
Small Business Information
1617 Sherman Ave, Madison, WI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
961766623
Principal Investigator:
KaterinaMoloni
VP of Product Development
(608) 204-8756
katerina.moloni@npoint.com
Business Contact:
RichardArndt
VP of Operations
(608) 204-8750
richard.arndt@npoint.com
Research Institute:
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.

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