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HIGHLY TEMPERATURE-STABLE LOW SHADOW LOSS METALLIZATION FOR SUPERIOR SPACE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6480
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HIGHLY TEMPERATURE-STABLE LOW SHADOW LOSS METALLIZATION FOR SUPERIOR SPACE SOLAR CELLS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED THREE-PHASE PROGRAM INVESTIGATES THE INTEGRATION OF A VERY STABLE METALLIZATION SYSTEM WITH A METAL FORMATION PROCESS YIELDING HIGHLY EFFICIENT LOW-LOSS CONFIGURATION. THE LOW-LOSS METALLIZATION COMPRISES HIGH-ASPECT-RATIO GRID LINES WHICH CAN BE MADE TALL TO LIMIT GRID SERIES RESISTANCE WITHOUT INCREASING SHADOW LOSS. HIGH TEMPERATURE STABILITY IS OBTAINED BY EMPLOYING TIN DIFFUSION BARRIERS. IN PHASE I WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF COMBINING THESE TECHNIQUES WITH A HIGH-EFFICIENCY CELL DESIGN TO OBTAIN A SUPERIOR GAAS SPACE SOLAR CELL. COMPATIBILITY WITH PRESENT DAY PRODUCTION PROCESSES IS ADDRESSED. IN PHASE II, RESEARCH LEADING TO PROTOTYPE CELLS WILL BE CARRIED OUT. IN PHASE III THE RESULTANT KNOW-HOW WILL BE COMMERCIALIZED.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen p tobin
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
Patriots Pk Bedford, MA 01730

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