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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:
2005 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Radiation-Resistant Nanoscopically Enhanced Solar Cell Coverglass
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0096
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial and military solar cells from damage against proton and electron radiation. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes as conformal coatings on coverglass and on solar cell surfaces. Such coatings would permit spacecraft designers to increase duty cycles while operating in half-geo orbits. Also, POSS coatings may provide a means to shield flexible solar cells against space radiation, a task that conventional cover glass cannot do. Hybrid Plastics also proposes to perform fundamental proton and electron testing of coatings coverglass and cells to determine their shielding effectiveness.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph D. 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