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Company Information:

Company Name: ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES, INC.
City: Troy
State: MI
Zip+4: 48084
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,419,295.00 20
SBIR Phase II $4,721,874.00 10

Award List:

SURFACE IMPEDANCE TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. william m. ayers , PROJECT MANAGER
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An in situ surface characterization technique is developed to evaluate electrocatalytic materials. the technique utilizes the propagation of high frequency surface electromagnetic waves (sew) along, rather than perpendicular to, the electrocatalyst surface. electron scattering from various surface… More

OVONIC THRESHOLD SWITCH (OTS) FOR EMP PROTECTION OF MEDICAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Cheroff
Award Amount: $50,000.00

QUANTIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David strand
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Ecd invented and developed the concept of using a structural change in a material to store information. using semiconductor diode lasers to record, read, and erase information on phase change media offers the opportunity to have a product with the features of magnetic storage media with greatly… More

ADVANCED HIGH ENERGY ULTRALIGHT PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY FOR NON-NUCLEAR SPACE POWER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hanak Phd
Award Amount: $99,571.00

OVONIC THRESHOLD SWITCH (OTS) FOR EMP PROTECTION OF MEDICAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Cheroff
Award Amount: $191,874.00
Abstract:
A development program is described which will confirm the feasibility of the ovonic threshold switch (ots) to protect electronic systems from emp or other electromagnetic disturbances. the device will be investigated for the case of very large electrode areas in order to confirm an expanding channel… More

ADVANCED HIGH ENERGY ULTRALIGHT PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY FOR NON-NUCLEAR SPACE POWER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hanak Phd
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The general objective of this proposal is to develop non-nuclear, high energy density enabling technology for a new kind of advanced solar high-power photovoltaic (pv) arrays for space applications. the specific objective is to fabricate an ultralight, flexible, pv array utilizing amorphous silicon… More

RESEARCH ON THE FABRICATION OF EMP HARDENED CONNECTORS AND CABLE HARDWARE FOR AIRCRAFT AND SHIPBOARD USE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Roger w pryor
Award Amount: $49,961.00
Abstract:
This document proposes research on the fabrication of a family of emp hardened connectors and cable hardware for aircraft and shipboard applications. these connectors and cable hardware would suppress emp transients through the integral incorporation of a thin film, high speed, high current ovonic… More

DEVELOPMENT OF THRESHOLD SWITCHES FOR PROTECTION OF ELECTRO-OPTIC AND INFRARED SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Wolodymyr Czubatyj
Award Amount: $49,917.00

EFFECT OF LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESSING ON POLYSILICON THIN FILM TRANSISTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wolodymyr Czubaty , Director
Award Amount: $49,880.00

EFFECT OF LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESSING ON POLYSILICON THIN FILM TRANSISTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wolodymyr Czubaty , Director
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Polycrystalline silicon thin-film transistors have been successfully applied to liquid crystal displays on hard (softening point above 600 degrees centigrade) glass substrates, demonstrating the adequacy of their electrical characteristics for such applications. hard glass substrates were used… More

SYNTHESIS OF NEW HIGH SENSITIVITY PHASE CHANGE ERASABLE OPTICAL DATA STORAGE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Strand
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Computing systems that use complex graphic and image-based information require the storage and retrieval of very large data files. optical disk systems offer the largest storage capacity of any random access storage system. a major cost item in these drives is the high powr laser diode required.… More

Application of Thin Film Thermoelectrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Krishna Sapru
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Photovoltaic Case for Electrical Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Timothy Barnard
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to design, fabricate, and test a prototype photovoltaic (PV) case for electrical equipment used in field operations. The PV case could charge the equipment's batteries and/or directly operate low power equipment such as receivers and computers without a battery. The… More

A PHOTOVOLTAIC WIRE GRID DESIGN AND PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy J Bernard
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The current manufacturing and pilot operations utilize module assembly processes that have relatively high labor and material costs. this project addresses the cost and performance isses of processing the grids and bus bars used in amorphous silicon alloy thin film photovoltaic modules. … More

DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPARENT HIGH BARRIER FILMS FOR FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS UTILIZING A HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN GLASS-LIKE COATING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Masatsugu Izu
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Investigation of Molded Photovoltaic Case

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Wolodymyr Czubatyj
Award Amount: $99,989.00

High-Density and Safe Storage for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles and Electric Land Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Krishna Sapru
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Application of Thin Film Thermoelectrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Krishna Sapru
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop a thin/thick film materials deposition process technology which will reliably provide high quality materials for constructing Peltier thermo-elements with a high figure of merit over the temperature range of 250-350 Deg K. The study will focus on the… More

High-Density and Safe Storage for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles and Electric Land Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Krishna Sapru
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to design a high energy density hydrogen stroage system, utilizing ECD's extensive experience in metal hydride technology. The system will be based on ECD's ability to develop novel metal hydrides that have the potential to achieve gravimetric energy density of… More

Investigation of Molded Photovoltaic Case

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Wolodymyr Czubatyj
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Portable electronic equipment, whether military or civilian, now typically contain rechargeable batteries. Often it is inconvenient or impossible to connect this equipment to conventional battery charging sources. It would be highly desirable to incorporate a built-in battery recharging source with… More

DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPARENT HIGH BARRIER FILMS FOR FOOD PACKAGING APPLICATIONS UTILIZING A HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN GLASS-LIKE COATING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Masatsugu Izu
Award Amount: $230,000.00
Abstract:
Energy conversion devices, inc. (ecd) has developed a high performance, thin film glass-like coating (clear coat (tm)) and deposition process that can improve the barrier properties of commodity polymer films by a factor of 100. the coating is transparent, colorless, nontoxic, low cost and does not… More

Novel Use of Gas Jet Plasma to Prepare Amorphous Silicon Alloy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott Jones , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Novel Use of Gas Jet Plasma to Prepare Amorphous Silicon Alloy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott Jones , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
41405 November 20, 1996 Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. This project will investigate the feasibility of using a gas jet plasma technique to produce silicon films for solar cells. The technique has been used to prepare high quality silicon films at… More

Use of Very High Frequency Plasmas to Prepare a-SiGe Alloy Photovoltaic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott J. Jones
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The program objective is to investigate the feasibility of using a very high frequency (VHF) [70 MHz] plasma technique to produce high efficiency a-SiGe:H solar cells at relatively high deposition rates. Using the VHF technique, high quality a-SiGe:H material is expected due to enhanced low energy… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Devices Prepared Using Unique Microwave/El

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zhao Tan
Award Amount: $100,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Investigation of the Plasma-Activated Evaporation Using a Low Pressure Microwave

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zhao Tan
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Development of Ultralight, Thin-Film a-Si:H Based Solar Cells for Auxiliary Spacecraft Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott Jones
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zhao Tan
Award Amount: $400,000.00

Non-Volatile Thin-film Semiconductor Mass Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wolodymyr (Wally) Czubatyj, Director of Prod. Dev. & Engg.
Award Amount: $69,977.00

Development of Ultralight, Thin-Film a-Si:H Based Solar Cells for Auxiliary Spacecraft Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott J. Jones
Award Amount: $750,000.00