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Company Information:

Name: Essential Research, Inc.
Address: 6410 Eastland Rd. Suite D
Cleveland, OH 44142 0130
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (440) 816-9850

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,041,640.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,763,012.00 8

Award List:

MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF PLASMA SOURCES AND PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Linda M Garverick
Award Amount: $51,820.00

Novel Doping Sources for III-V Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: W. David Braddock
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Novel Doping Sources for III-V Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: W. David Braddock
Award Amount: $293,215.00
Abstract:
The developement of four different doping sources for use within an MBE system is proposed. Two high purity, high uniformity sources for use with Carbon, and two such sources will be developed for use with Tellurium. The purity of the species produced by each cell will be studied with a Residual Gas… More

Solar Thermophotovoltaic Electric Generator for Remote Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Navid S. Fatemi
Award Amount: $64,822.00

Hydrogen Passivation And Characterization Of Advanced Photovoltiac Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Hoffman, Jr. , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High-Efficiency Radioisotope Thermophotovoltaic Generator For Deep Space Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Hoffman, Jr. , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Solar Thermophotovoltaic Electric Generator for Remote Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Navid S. Fatemi
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Essential Research, Inc. proposes to build a thermophotovoltaic (TPV) electric generator using a solar concentrator heat source with thermal storage capability, a selective emitter, and a photovoltaic cell. The operation point of the heat source and selective emitter will be approximately 1700K. The… More

A Combustion-Based Thermophotovoltaic Electrical Power Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Navid S. Fatemi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Essential Research, Inc. proposes to build a combustion-based thermophotovoltaic (TPV) electric generator using a fossil fuel driven combustor, a selective emitter, a filter, and a photovoltaic cell. The operating point of the heat source and selective emitter will be approximately 1700K. … More

Hydrogen Passivation And Characterization Of Advanced Photovoltiac Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Hoffman, Jr. , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00

InGaP/InGaAs-on-Ge Concentrator Solar Cells for Space Power Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Richard Hoffman, Jr.
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Essential Research, Inc. proposed to develop an ultra-high efficiency, dislocation-free, monolithic two-terminal, two-junction InGaP/InGaAs on Ge solar cells for space applications. The energy bandgap (Eg) values for the top and bottom cells will be 1.7 eV and 1.1 eV, respectively. These bandgaps… More

Ultra-High-Efficiency, Monolithic, Dual-Junction Ingap/Ingaas-On-Ge Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Hoffman JR. , RESEARCH ENGINEER
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Tactical, Multifuel, Man-Portable Battery Charger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Navid Fatemi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) electrical generation is a technology well-suited to the development of highly efficient, compact, lightweight, and reliable sources of electricity. Tn TPV electrical generation, heat generated by combustion is converted to radiant energy by an emitting surface, then to… More

40% Efficiency Concentrator Space Solar Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Navid S. Fatemi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, tandem solar cells are used for high-performance space power generation and achieve conversion efficiencies approaching 25%. Relative to single-cell technology, the higher production costs of tandem cells are more than offset by their higher efficiency, and consequential reduction in… More

Ultra-High-Efficiency, Monolithic, Dual-Junction Ingap/Ingaas-On-Ge Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard W. Hoffman JR. , RESEARCH ENGINEER
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Navid S Fatemi
Award Amount: $735,358.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Linda M. Garverick
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Linda M. Garverick
Award Amount: $735,827.00

An Improved Solar Panel for Micro and Nano-satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sam Sinharoy, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose using a novel, ultra-lightweight solar panel material in conjunction with high efficiency solar cells to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a low cost, high power-to-weight ratio deployable solar array for micro and nano-satellites. The solar panel will include high efficiency InGaP… More

A >30% Efficient Space Solar Cell with Improved Radiation Tolerance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Samar Sinharoy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Essential Research Incorporated proposes the development of a high efficiency, metamorphic triplejunction, III-V, space solar cell that will also have significantly higher radiation tolerance. The AM0 one sun efficiency of this AlGaInP/InGaAsP/InGaAs cell will be 31.7%, compared to 28% for the… More

High Efficiency Quantum Dot III-V Multijunction Solar Cell for Space Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Samar Sinharoy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Quantum dots are nanoscale materials that have already improved the performance of optical sensors, lasers, and light emitting diodes. The unique properties of these nanomaterials offer tremendous benefit in developing high-efficiency photovoltaic solar cells as well. Theoretical studies predict a… More

High Efficiency Quantum Dot III-V Multijunction Solar Cell for Space Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Samar Sinharoy
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
We are proposing to utilize quantum dots to develop a super high-efficiency multijunction III-V solar cell for space. In metamorphic triple junction space solar cells, pioneered by Essential Research, Inc., the InGaAs junction or bottom cell of the three-cell stack is the current limiting entity. … More

High Efficiency Quantum Dot III-V Thermophotovoltaic Cell for Space Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William King, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Quantum dots are nanoscale materials that have already improved the performance of optical sensors, lasers, light emitting diodes and solar cells. The unique properties of these nanomaterials offer tremendous benefit in developing high efficiency thermophotovoltaic cells as well. Theoretical studies… More

High Efficiency Quantum Dot III-V Thermophotovoltaic Cell for Space Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David V. Forbes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,614.00
Abstract:
For NASA deep space science missions, radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG) fueled by plutonium-238 are used to provide on-board source of heat, which is then converted to electricity. At present, NASA uses 8% efficient thermoelectric conversion systems. Compound semiconductor… More