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Metrology for Nanoimprint Lithography
Last Updated Date: 04/15/2014

Our goal is to develop, advance, and demonstrate measurements that facilitate Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) as a viable technology for the … more

COMPLETED: Dimensional Metrology for Nanoscale Patterns
Last Updated Date: 04/15/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate precise measurement methods that quantify the physical shape, critical dimensions (CD) and the structure of … more

Smart Manufacturing Operations Management,
Last Updated Date: 04/07/2014

Efficient sensing and control is challenged by several realities at the factory floor, including product and process changes, fluctuating customer … more

Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration
Last Updated Date: 04/07/2014

The integration of robotic assembly systems within manufacturing facilities is impeded by the incompatibility between robots and the next … more

Optical Methods for 3-D Nanostructure Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/03/2014

We develop new approaches to optical microscopy and electromagnetic modeling to enable improved metrology of nanoscale structures with dimensions … more

Wireless Platforms for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

Reliable and secure real-time performance of wireless platforms are challenging problems faced by manufacturers, who choose wireless platforms to … more

Prognostics and Health Management for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

Complex system, sub-system, and component interactions within smart manufacturing systems make it challenging to determine specific influences of … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

Smart manufacturing systems need to be protected from vulnerabilities that may arise as a result of their increased connectivity, use of wireless … more

Real-Time Control of Additive Manufacturing Processes
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

Part quality in additive manufacturing (AM) is highly variable due inadequate dimensional tolerances, surface roughness, and defects, thereby … more

Characterization of Additive Manufacturing Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

Currently there is a lack of AM parts in high-performance applications, due to a lack of publicly available high-fidelity data that has associated … more

Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

This program addresses measurements and standards necessary to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will enable rapid … more

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2014

The application of robotics in manufacturing assembly is hindered by their lack of agility, their large changeover times for new tasks and new … more

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/26/2014

The widespread use of robots in flexible factory environments is limited by the robots’ inability to coordinate, communicate, and understand their … more

Performance Assessment Framework for Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 03/26/2014

Most assembly tasks are not readily automatable today due to robots’ limited perception, mobility, and dexterity. 1,2 Furthermore, there are no … more

Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2014

A new vision for U. S. manufacturing is emerging to strengthen U. S. competitiveness in the face of global trends that are driving manufacturers … more

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