NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T12.04-9850
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Experimental and Analytical Technologies for Additive Manufacturing
PROPOSAL TITLE: An Additive Manufacturing Technique for the Production of Electronic Circuits

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Morningbird Media Corporation NAME: Alabama A&M RISE Foundation
STREET: 259 Cheswick Drive STREET: 4900 Meridian Street
CITY: Madison CITY: Normal
STATE/ZIP: AL  35757 - 0259 STATE/ZIP: AL  35762 - 4900
PHONE: (585) 899-0457 PHONE: (256) 372-5866

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Chance Glenn Sr.
chancemglenn@morningbirdmedia.com
259 Cheswick Drive
Madison, AL 35757 - 0259
(585) 899-0457

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Chance Glenn Sr.
chancemglenn@morningbirdmedia.com
259 Cheswick Drive
Madison, AL 35757 - 0259
(585) 899-0457

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 2

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Experimental and Analytical Technologies for Additive Manufacturing is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The proposed 9-month research project aims for the development of additive manufacturing techniques for the creation of electronic devices. It will develop an innovative additive manufacturing technique that combines the ink-based printing with laser melting technology to directly print a three-dimensional (3D) system with built-in electrical properties and functioning as an electronic device. The fundamental electronic device includes the resistor, conductor, semiconductor, insulator and capacitor. This proposed 3D printing technique involves (1) the development of five fundamental ink-based printing materials suitable for conductor, resistor, capacitor, semiconductor and insulator production; (2) the design of the five rotating injectors for five distinct ink-based materials; (3) the development of laser melting technology to provide on-demand melting and solidification of the dispensed ink-based materials; and (4) the evaluation of 3D printing control software.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This proposed work will provide key elements required by the direct 3D printing of electronic devices. It potentially enables NASA the technology for advanced manufacturing process to produce electronics in space. It could result in a commercial 3D printing semiconductor materials that is crucial for in-situ resource generation of printed electronics for in-space advanced manufacturing and repair.
- In-situ production of functional electronic/electromechanical devices on demand.

- In space advanced manufacturing and repair, including printed electronics.

- Influence and benefit human related systems or facilities operated temporarily or permanently in space.

- New design techniques and software.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Direct printing of mechanical systems with build in electronic properties.
- Robotics and active mechanics.
- Direct printing of various sensors.
- New software (CAD) tools integrating functional electronic design with mechanical system design.
- New multidisciplinary educational tools. Impact on the creation of new types of engineers.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Fluids
Heat Exchange
In Situ Manufacturing
Lasers (Machining/Materials Processing)
Manufacturing Methods
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and smaller
Prototyping
Sensor Nodes & Webs (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport)
Simulation & Modeling
Verification/Validation Tools

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