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REAL TIME COHERENT PROCESSOR FOR THE KWAJALEIN FPW

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18169
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18169
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENTECH, Inc.
1077 Chisolm Trail Keller, TX 76248 7000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: REAL TIME COHERENT PROCESSOR FOR THE KWAJALEIN FPW
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $487,408.00
 

Abstract:

Since 1986, ENTECH, NASA, and SDIO have pioneered the development of refractive space photovoltaic concentrator systems. We have developed functionally system hardware, including lenses, prismatic cell covers, single- and tandem-junction cells, and small arrays. This hardware has verified world-record performance levels for lenses, cells, and arrays. The present optical element is a small, dome-shaped, point-focus Fresnel lens. This "mini-dome" lens offers outstanding performance, but is relatively expensive to make and needs full two-axis sun-tracking. However, by replacing the mini-dome lens with an innovative line-focus lens, a more-manufacturable, lower-cost, simpler-tracking array can be realized. The Phase 1 objective is to design, build, and test prototype line-focus Fresnel lenses. Compared to presently used one-sun silicon cell arrays, the new line-focus concentrator array will offer twice the areal power (W/sq.m.), twice the specific power (W/kg), and lower cost.

Principal Investigator:

M.j. O'neill
2144560900

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Entech, Inc.
P.o. Box 612246, 1015 Royal Lane Dallas-ft. Worth, TX 75261

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