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Flexible Radiation-Resistant Coatings for Space Solar Cells

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97280
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-092-0038
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-092
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Flexible Radiation-Resistant Coatings for Space Solar Cells
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0178
Award Amount: $99,955.00
 

Abstract:

The recent development of high-efficiency photovoltaic cells that are thin enough to be rolled up has the potential to revolutionize power sources for satellites. For this potential to be realized, similarly flexible materials which serve the protective and efficiency-enhancing functions of the solar cell stack (radiation protection, thermal management, discharge protection, and anti-reflection) must be developed. Infoscitex proposes to develop a thin, flexible version of a material with high transmittance previously shown to be stable under high-energy electron and gamma ray exposure. The novel material has outstanding thermal stability, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, and near-zero outgassing. BENEFIT: A thin, flexible coating that will protect IMM solar cells from the space environment.

Principal Investigator:

Lebzy Gonzalez
Principal Scientist
7818901338
lgonzalez@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
7818901338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No