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Company Information:

Company Name:
MicroLink Devices
Address:
6457 Howard Street
Niles, IL
Phone:
(847) 588-3001
URL:
EIN:
43511752
DUNS:
135553472
Number of Employees:
39
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,032,731.00 26
SBIR Phase II $8,749,891.00 10
STTR Phase I $694,000.00 8
STTR Phase II $2,000,000.00 3

Award List:

High Speed InP OEIC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
The feasibility of a high speed InP based OEIC (optoelectronic integrated circuit) will be investigated.The combination of high speed InP based HBT will be integrated with a P-i-n photodetector. The integration of these two deviceswill simplify the material structure, the processing, and the… More

Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Based on Nanostructured Active Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I Project will further develop a nanostructure technology for use as the active material of a fiber optic laser. Prior research has demonstrated that self-organized III-V semiconductor nanostructures grown on GaAs (gallium arsenide)… More

STTR Phase II: Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Based on Nanostructured Active Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan
Research Institution:
University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) that operates at 1.3 micron wavelength based on incorporating a quantum dot active region of GaAs-based InAs and GaAsSb. It is based on recent research developments within… More

InP/GaAsSb HBT MMIC for W-Band

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,750.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
High-speed devices using InP play a critical role in the realization of power amplifiers for wireless and optical communication systems. Current gain cut-off frequencies in excess of 200 GHz have been demonstrated for InP HBTs, indicating the potential of these devices for use in high bandwidth… More

Single Chip InGaP HBT for T/R modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
A fully monolithically-integrated X-band T/R module using InGaP/GaAs-based HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors) for both the transmit and receive functions is proposed. A single device structure designed for both the transmit and receive function is proposed to simplify the design and to lower… More

Advanced Multijunction Solar Cell on Misoriented GaAs Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
The significance of the innovation in this Phase I SBIR is the development of a low cost compound semiconductor material for high efficiency and high specific power solar array technology. This will be accomplished by the development of a production worthy Multiple-layer Epitaxial Lift Off (MELO)… More

Photovoltaic Cells for Very High Altitude Very Long Endurance Solar Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
The significance of the innovation in this Phase I SBIR is the development of a technology which will enable the manufacture of a light weight, low cost cost , multi-band gap compound semiconductor material containing high efficiency compound semiconductor multijunction solar cells suitable for… More

InGaP DHBT for High Efficiency L-band T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren G. Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A fully monolithically integrated L-band T/R module using InGaP/GaAs-based HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors) for both the transmit and receive functions is proposed. We plan to improve the efficiency by implementing a DHBT (double heterojunction bipolar transistor) InGaP HBT which is… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Lift-off Technology for Low cost III-V Solar Cell Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I research project will develop a lower cost high quality compound semiconductor thin film for advanced renewable energy technology. This program will investigate Multiple-layer Epitaxial Lift Off (MELO) technique as it applies to a group of Photovoltaic (PV) epitaxial structures… More

Thin Multijunction Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
The innovation in this Phase I SBIR is the development of a technology, which will enable the manufacture of a lightweight and low cost, InP wafer based high efficiency multijunction solar cells suitable for deployment in space applications. InP based based materials are best suited for space… More

High Efficiency Lightweight Triple Junction GaAs Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
The significance of the innovation in this Phase II SBIR is the development of a low cost lightweight multi-bandgap GaAs semiconductor material for high efficiency multijunction solar cells for space applications. This effort will advance space solar cell development by improvements in the… More

Lightweight InP Solar Cells for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The innovation in this Phase I SBIR is the development of a technology which will enable the manufacture of a lightweight, low cost, InP based compound semiconductor material containing high efficiency multijunction solar cells suitable for deployment in very high altitude, very long endurance solar… More

Integrated L-Band T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II project is to deliver an integrated L-band transmit/receive (T/R) module which will be fabricated from a GaAs-based combined HBT/PHEMT epistructure. The T/R module will consist of a power amplifier, a low noise amplifier, and two switches. The performance goal for the low… More

Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
RI Contact:
Patrick Fay
Abstract:
The innovation in the proposed program is the development of a unique process technology that will enable the realization of a high current InP based photodetector with improved current response and reliability performance. The process technology is an epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process where the… More

SBIR Phase I: Hypertag: A Locator Tag with GPS and Cellular Communications Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project addresses the need to collect information on the location and condition of high-value inventory items while in transit. The project objective is to develop an advanced, low-cost, battery-operated RFID tag (the Hypertag). Custom and… More

InGaP HBT Lift-Off for High Efficiency L-band T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for the development of higher efficiency power amplifiers at L-band using GaAs HBT (heterojunction bipolar transistors) for pulsed mode radar applications. In this proposal we offer a novel approach for signifcantly improving the thermal characteristics of high… More

Lightweight InP Solar Cells for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The innovation in this Phase II SBIR is the development of a technology which will enable the manufacture of a lightweight, low cost, high radiation resistance InP based solar cells with high efficiency suitable for space power systems. The key technological step is the application of a… More

High Efficiency Stretchable Photovoltaic Sheets for Expeditionary Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
UCLA
RI Contact:
Mark Goorsky
Abstract:
MicroLink Devices, in collaboration with UCLA, proposes to develop a photovoltaic sheet with a >20% conversion efficiency and a 30% elastic response to biaxial strains. The photovoltaic sheet will consist of an array of inelastic solar cells connected in series by stretchable conductive… More

Thin Multijunction InP Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
The significance of the innovation in this Phase II SBIR is the development of a low cost, lightweight epitaxial liftoff (ELO) process for dual junction InP solar cells, which can provide a pathway towards the utilization of InP solar cells in practical space missions. This effort will advance InP… More

Photovoltaic Cells for Very High Altitude Very Long Endurance Solar Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President
Abstract:
The significance of the innovation in this Phase II SBIR is the development of a low cost, lightweight epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process for large improvements in the power/weight ratio in solar cell devices. This effort will advance solar cell development by decreasing the weight while maintaining… More

High Efficiency Thin Multi-Junction Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Research Scientist
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR will focus on the development of wafer bonding of GaAs and InP to produce a two junction tandem solar cell which will be the basis to realize a high efficiency solar cell with high manufacturing yield.The target efficiency of the two-junction solar cell is 40% at under AM0… More

Backside Contact Multijunction Solar Cells for Concentrator Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Solar concentrator systems will require solar cells with improved efficiency and reduced cost in order to be competitive. New approaches are needed to build solar cells for optimum performance in high concentration applications. This project will demonstrate multifunction solar cells with backside… More

High Radiation Resistance Inverted Metamorphic Solar Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The innovation in the proposed SBIR Phase I project is the development of a unique triple unction inverted metamorphic technology (IMM), which will enable the manufacture of very lightweight, low-cost InP-based multijunction solar cells. The proposed IMM technology will consist of an all indium and… More

Backside Contact Multijunction Solar Cells for Concentrator Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The cost of electricity generated by concentrator photovoltaic systems is strongly dependent on the efficiency of the solar cells in the solar concentrator system. The efficiency of these solar cells is limited by the fact that the electrical contacts used to collect current from the solar cell are… More

SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost, Nanoepitaxial Lateral Over-Growth for III-V Metamorphic Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to substantially reduce the cost of multijunction solar cells for terrestrial concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power generation. The presently favored type of solar cell for CPV applications is the inverted metamorphic… More

High Radiation Resistance Inverted Metamorphic Solar Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The innovation in this SBIR Phase II project is the development of a unique triple junction inverted metamorphic technology (IMM), which will enable the manufacturing of very lightweight, low-cost, InGaAsP-based multijunction solar cells. The proposed IMM technology is based on ELO (epitaxial… More

Solar-Powered, Micron-Gap Thermophotovoltaics for MEO Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Osowski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is an InGaAs-based, radiation-tolerant, micron-gap thermophotovoltaic (MTPV) technology. The use of a micron wide gap between the radiation source and the photovoltaic substantially increases the efficiency of the thermophotovoltaic. This work will be accomplished by… More

High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaic Blankets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President – (847) 588-3001
Research Institution:
UCLA
RI Contact:
Mark Goorsky
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MicroLink proposes a device that combines ultra-thin, high-efficiency, GaAs-based multijunction solar cells, made using our proprietary epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process, with a novel packaging approach that will result in high-efficiency, flexible photovoltaic blankets. MicroLink has… More

High Voltage, Lightweight, Conformal, Integrated, Photovoltaic Modules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President – (847) 588-3001
Research Institution:
NREL
RI Contact:
Keith Emery
Abstract:
MicroLink proposes a novel device structure which combines ultra-thin, high-efficiency, GaAs-based multijunction solar cells with a novel packaging approach that will result in high flexibility, elastic solar sheets. MicroLink has developed a process that produces ultra-thin, flexible solar cells.… More

Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President – (847) 588-3001
Research Institution:
U of Notre Dame
RI Contact:
Shohn Turner
Abstract:
The innovation in this Phase II SBIR program is the development of a unique process technology that will enable the realization of a high current InP based photodetector capable of operating at increased optical power densities and with improved reliability. The process technology is an epitaxial… More

Advanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Quantum Dot Photovoltaic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Rao Tatavarti, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Rochester Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
David Harrison
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high-efficiency, triple-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cell by incorporating quantum dots (QDs) within the current-limiting subcell. We intend to leverage existing QD epitaxy processes developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology and combine this with… More

High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaic Blankets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President – (847) 588-3001
Research Institution:
Oklahoma State University
RI Contact:
Jamey D. Jacob
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MicroLink will develop a high-efficiency, flexible photovoltaic blanket, which will reduce solider borne weight by reducing battery requirements. The photovoltaic blanket will combine ultra-thin, flexible high-efficiency, GaAs-based multi-junction solar cells, made using MicroLink"s… More

Lightweight, Flexible Photovoltaic Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ray Chan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
With recent advances in MicroLink's inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction epitaxial lift off (ELO) solar cells, new opportunities for solar cell packaging are possible that leverage the inherent physical flexibility of these high efficiency solar cells. Novel photovoltaic (PV) blankets can… More

High-Volume Production of Lightweight, Multi-Junction Solar Cells Using 6-inch GaAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Youtsey, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Very large solar arrays to power future solar electric propulsion systems will require a new generation of solar cells that are not only high efficiency, but also light weight and significantly lower cost than existing multijunction solar cells based on Ge substrates. The large volume of solar cells… More

Ultra-High-Efficiency, Multi-Junction Solar Cells for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The innovation in this proposed Phase I SBIR program is the development of a new type of top subcell for a novel, all-lattice-matched multijunction solar cell. The proposed structure will achieve a much higher end-of-life power conversion efficiency, in conjunction with a greatly… More

High-Volume Production of Lightweight, Multi-Junction Solar Cells Using 6-inch GaAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$700,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Youtsey, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In the proposed Phase II program, we will transition MicroLink's 6-inch epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cell fabrication process into a manufacturing platform capable of sustaining large-volume production. Key Phase II improvements in the ELO process are reduction in cycle time and increase in… More

Cost Reduction of IMM Solar Cells by Recycling Substrates Using Wet Chemical Etching

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Youtsey, Fabrication Director
Abstract:
This program focuses on reducing the cost of substrate reclaim for high-efficiency solar cells fabricated via an epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process, while increasing the number of reuse cycles possible for a given substrate. We will introduce a new multi-layer etch-stop structure into inverted… More

Development of Advanced Anti-Reflection Coatings for High Performance Solar Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Victor Elarde, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
MicroLink and its subcontractor Magnolia Solar will develop and demonstrate advanced anti-reflection coating (ARC) designs that will provide a better broadband and angular response than that of current coatings. Advanced coatings of this nature are needed to realize the full potential forthcoming… More

Nano-Inspired Broadband Photovoltaics Sheets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
One of the major challenges currently facing the US defense forces is the requirement to meet the electricity demands of individual soldiers in a highly mobile forward operating base. In this Phase I program, we propose to develop and deliver a lightweight, high efficiency, flexible solar sheet for… More

High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOE / ARPA-E
Principal Investigator:
Chris Youtsey, Director of Fabrication – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… More

High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOE / ARPA-E
Principal Investigator:
Chris Youtsey, Director of Fabrication – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… More

High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOE / ARPA-E
Principal Investigator:
Chris Youtsey, Director of Fabrication – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… More

High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOE / ARPA-E
Principal Investigator:
Chris Youtsey, Director of Fabrication – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors… More

Quantum and Nanostructure Enhanced Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan, President and CEO – (847) 588-3001
Research Institution:
Rochester Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Seth M. Hubbard
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MicroLink and its collaborators, Rochester Institute of Technology and Magnolia Solar, will develop a high-efficiency, single-junction, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) GaAs solar cell by incorporating nano-scale features, such as quantum dots and optically functional textures, within the solar… More

Increasing the Specific Power of Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells for Cost-Effective, High-Efficiency, Flexible Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Adams, Senior Research and Development Eng – (847) 588-3001
Abstract:
MicroLink Devices has developed, and is currently producing, thin epitaxial lift-off inverted metamorphic solar cells for flexible solar sheets using a four-inch GaAs wafer platform. These cells have been demonstrated in a variety of applications including panels attached to Marines"backpacks… More

Ultra-Lightweight, High-Efficiency Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells and Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Stender, Solar Process Engineer – (847) 588-3001
Research Institution:
University of Notre Dame
RI Contact:
Patrick Fay
Abstract:
MicroLink Devices and the University of Notre Dame propose to develop an ultra-lightweight, high-efficiency, GaAs-based, multi-junction solar cell that will be suitable for use in future platforms requiring very high specific power (>3.0 kW/kg) and very high areal power density (>370 W/m2). We… More