iQonic - State of the Art Analysis
The following report is generated within the iQonic project, which concentrates on the development of micro-optic assemblies. The project target is to create a scalable zero-defect platform that employs flexible and sustainable assembly practices and technologies for micro-optics. The iQonic platform will be implemented using a holistic approach with eight strategies (DIAGNOSE, ADJUST, PREDICT, DETECT, PREVENT, MANAGE, SUSTAIN, REDESIGN), involving several different technologies from different
... ranches of engineering and science. These technologies are described and benchmarked in this report with respect to the application fields of the project. The iQonic consortium will test the developed platform with four uses cases before the end of the project. These use cases are briefly described and linked to the iQonic technologies in this report. The mapping shows how each technology will be demonstrated and how the possible improvements to the state-of-the-art (SoA) can be seen in the end of the project. Moreover, the report considers the SoA of commonly known and widely accepted micro-optic assembly processes and in situ measurements used in the assembly processes. The SoA analysis of the report points out that the project incorporates technologies, which are not used in the quality control of either manufacturing industry or micro-optics. iQonic also contains many technologies that have been used in somewhere else in the manufacturing industry, but are rare or have not been applied to photonic assemblies. In addition, the report shows that iQonic consortium will introduce new advanced features to technologies that already exist in the field. Due to the advances of the SoA by each iQonic technology in the field of micro-optics, the consortium will deliver a unique solution in the field of micro-optics where no similar multidisciplinary solution exists.