Gratings, Inc.

2655A Pan American Freeway, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
http://www.gratingsinc.com
6 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 14
Total Value of Awards $2.64MM
First Award Date 01/01/94
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/09

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Zaidi Dr. Saleem H. Zaidi 14 Message

14 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Sandia National Laboratories

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This phase I STTR proposal is aimed at reducing cost of energy generation in crystalline silicon solar cells. Cost of the Si wafer itself accounts for over 50 % of energy conversion, therefore, economic use of Si can potentially reduced costs by a factor of 10 by reducing current mass/watt ratios of ~ 3 g/W to ~ 0.4 g/W. Economic use of Si in th...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of New Mexico

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will apply high aspect ratio, nm-scale, columnar, and crystalline Si structures as templates for high-quality growth of thin-film GaAs solar cells on low-cost flexible substrates. Sub-10-nm Si...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF073-099
Budget: 01/15/08 - 01/15/09

This phase I proposal addresses ultra-thinning (~ 5-10 micrometer) of Si wafers and memory dies through a mix and match approach in which advanced deep reactive ion etching (DRIE)and pulsed laser etching (PLE)methods are used for coarse and plasmaless XeF2 vapor etching for fine thinning. Die-thinning in sub 10-micrometer regime is a subject of ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF04-044
Budget: 04/30/05 - 07/29/07

This phase II SBIR proposal is aimed at development of low-power field emission display devices. Flat panel display market is one of the fastest growing technology sectors. Despite its fundamental strengths, the role of field emission (FE) technology in the market place is marginal at best. This is in part due to the inability to operate efficie...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-167
Budget: 01/24/05 - 01/06/05

This phase I SBIR proposal addresses development of a generalized benign, high throughput, low-cost silicon die thinning etch tool. Thinning of Si dies is required in many advanced 3-D packaging, rad-hard and flexible-circuit electronics. For example, using hyper-thin (~ 10-25 m) Si memory dies, a stack of 500 MCMs/inch can be formed to provide...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF04-044
Budget: 04/15/04 - 04/15/05

This phase I SBIR proposal addresses development of low voltage ( few µms. We propose application of nanofabrication methods to form closely spaced arrays of Si field emitters (tips and wedges). Using reactive ion etching, wet-chemical etching, and hermal oxidation, the tip radius is reduced to ~ few nms and cathode-anode separation to ~ 50-250 ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-133
Budget: 07/30/02 - 07/30/04

This Phase II SBIR research effort addresses several approaches aimed at minimizing lattice constant and thermal expansion mismatches during heteroepitaxial growth of thick (~ several microns) films on Si substrates. A major focus of the research effort would be one valuation of sub-50-nm linewidth deeply etched one and two dimensional sub-micr...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-133
Budget: 04/12/01 - 01/12/02

This phase I SBIR research effort addresses low-cost, large area development of a universal, compliant silicon substrate technology for heteroepitaxial growth of compound semiconductor thin films. Due to lattice and thermal expansion coefficient mismatches, pseudomorphic growth beyond critical thickness is not possible. Several models predict s...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2001
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop thin film (less than 50 microns) crystalline silicon (Si) photovoltaic (PV) cells. At present, Si wafers account for approximately 50 per cent of the completed PV module cost. Weak near-infrared absorption requires 250-micron thick Si films to absorb available optical ra...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO00-005
Budget: 05/19/00 - 11/19/00

This phase I proposal is aimed at improving radiation tolerance of Si solar cells for space environment. Radiation damage in space causes significant reduction in minority carrier diffusion length resulting in significant loss in efficiency. We propose a novel optical coupling scheme to create electron hole pairs near the front surface pn juncti...

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