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Silicon Germanium Alloy Photovoltaics for 1.06 Micron Wireless Power…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76808
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
042427
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Silicon Germanium Alloy Photovoltaics for 1.06 Micron Wireless Power Transmission
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNM06AA13C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. proposes to develop SiGe photovoltaic technology that matches the Nd:YAG wavelength of 1.06 micron for insertion in future Wireless Power Transmission systems. Full development of the proposed technology will provide NASA with a low-cost, SiGe-based alternative to compound semiconductors. In Phase I of the program we have designed, fabricated and tested a SiGe photocell and demonstrated a 45% external quantum efficiency and a 6% power efficiency at the Nd:YAG wavelength of 1.06 micron. In Phase II we will further optimize the SiGe materials properties and the photocell device structure. In Phase III we will make the SiGe photocells commercially available to NASA's contractors and also market the deposition hardware.

Principal Investigator:

Brent H. Hoerman
Principal Investigator
7323029274
bhoerman@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7323029274
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries, Inc.
201 Circle Drive North, Suite 102/103 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No