Large Area Metamaterial Films

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,940.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0291
Award Id:
90299
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-018-0456
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1333
agreenwald@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Rachel Carnes
Manager Assistant
(781) 935-1200
rcarnes@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
University of Michigan
Barbara Rice
University of Michigan
2114B EECS, 1301 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 2122
(734) 936-1956
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In this Phase I STTR research program Agiltron will demonstrate that low-cost, micro-contact printing is suitable for the fabrication of large area, thin-film, flexible metamaterials with unique optical properties for wavelengths between 2 and 14 microns. Our research partner, the University of Michigan, will use roll-to-roll micro-contact printing to pattern the fine structure of the metamaterial. Agiltron will complete fabrication and testing, proving feasibility of the concept. In Phase II the process would be scaled up to produce a large area suitable for demonstrating desired optical effects on actual naval assets. Desired physical effects result from photon-plasmon interactions in very thin, patterned metal-dielectric films deposited on polymer sheets for ease of handling. A university consultant will perform limited modeling for Phase I. Compared to standard practice, Agiltron's innovative design allows use of larger features, no smaller than one-half the wavelength of the chosen resonant optical frequency, which can be micro-printed. Also the metal-dielectric metamaterials are much thinner than all dielectric combinations improving flexibility.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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