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Purchase Order - FA864921P0986

OVERVIEW

Original Description
CONFORMAL PRINTING OF MILITARY GRADE RF ELECTRONICS
Place of Performance
New Haven, CT USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
None

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I
Title
Conformal Printing of Military Grade RF Electronics
Abstract
What we do Since 2017 Obsidian has developed a plasma-based printing process suitable for printing a wide range of pure metals on many different substrate materials. We print at room temperature without degrading the underlying materials. This technology is protected by US patents.   Obsidian prints two-dimensional miniaturized metallic devices directly onto assets such as communication components, missile components and jet engines. These fine metal structures are in the range of millimeters to centimeters with feature sizes as small as 10 µm. Typical devices include sensors, circuits, and electro-magnetic devices such as radio frequency (RF) antennas.   Advantages Obsidian's fine-structure printing technology has significant advantages over other techniques: Printing a wide variety of pure metals on dielectrics such as ceramics and polymers€”an industry breakthrough Achieving excellent electrical conductivity comparable with bulk materials Printing feature sizes down to 20 µm and thicknesses from 20 nm to 20 µm Achieving fine surface finishes suitable for low-loss RF applications up to 100 GHz Demonstrating excellent adhesion to the substrate, for withstanding thermal shock, mechanical shock, and high g forces.   This combination of capabilities has not been achieved by other approaches.   Market Acceptance Within the commercial sector, we have identified our initial target customers as large businesses building advanced RF systems, jet engines and turbo-machinery. Obsidian has demonstrated printing on flat substrates at a laboratory scale to select aerospace customers.   Conformal Printing The company now plans to deliver this same printing capability on conformal (non-flat) surfaces€”a breakthrough that will offer transformative capabilities in printed devices such as, circuits, antennas, and sensors, in defense and aerospace.   AFWERX Phase I Objective To identify specific users and their requirements within the Air Force, for non-flat (conformal) surfaces:  conformal printing is an essential capability for jet engine components, missile components, and flexible circuits. Printing robust pure metal devices on these assets is a key enabling technology.
Topic Code
AF211-CSO1
Solicitation Number
X21.1
Contact
Peter Amos
(860) 304-1399
peter@obsidianam.net

STATUS
(Complete)

Period of Performance

4/13/21

Start Date

7/19/21

Current End Date

7/19/21

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$49.2K

Total Obligated

$49.2K

Current Award

$49.2K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Purchase Order

FA864921P0986

Subcontracts

-

Purchase Order

FA864921P0986

Subs

-

ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
999
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
michael.taza.fa8649@us.af.mil
Last Modified By
michael.taza.fa8649@us.af.mil
Approved By
michael.taza.fa8649@us.af.mil
Awarding Office
FA8649 FA8649 USAF SBIR STTR CONTRACTING
Funding Office
F4FBEQ F4FBEQ AFRL RGF

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 6/29/21


PIID: FA8649-21-P-0986