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Radiation-Resistant Nanoscopically Enhanced Solar Cell Coverglass

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72781
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-022-2674
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYBRID PLASTICS
55 WL Runnels Industrial Drive Hattiesburg, MS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Radiation-Resistant Nanoscopically Enhanced Solar Cell Coverglass
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-C-0091
Award Amount: $749,973.00
 

Abstract:

Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial and military single crystal solar cells from damage against proton and electron radiation. Hybrid Plastics also proposes to develop a related coating variant for the protection of thin film photovoltaics against atomic oxygen, vacuum ultraviolet radiation and improved voltage stand-off. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes as conformal coatings on solar cell surfaces. Such coatings would permit spacecraft designers to increase duty cycles while operating in half-geo orbits. Hybrid Plastics proposes to conduct fundamental radiation and environmental testing to determine shielding effectiveness. Hybrid Plastics also proposed to carry-out processing science with the goal of enabling low-cost spray application of the coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Lichtenhan
President
6015443466
Lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com

Business Contact:

Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
6015443466
Chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HYBRID PLASTICS
55 WL Runnels Ind. Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39401

EIN/Tax ID: 900146195
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No