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Company Information:

Company Name: Ultrasonic Technologies, Inc.
City: Wesley Chapel
State: FL
Zip+4: 33544-6314
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (813) 974-2031

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $342,618.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,733,010.00 2

Award List:

In-line Crack and Stress Detection in Silicon Solar Cells Using Resonance Ultrasonic Vibrations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sergei Ostapenko, Dr
Award Amount: $93,750.00
Abstract:
The global photovoltaic industry is expanding rapidly (up to 40% growth in recent years) to meet growing renewable energy demands, due to dramatically increasing prices of fossil energy sources. Crystalline silicon (c-Si) is a dominant segment in the solar cell market, contributing to over 90% of… More

SBIR Phase I: Resonance Ultrasonic Vibrations for Defect Characterization in Solar Silicon Wafers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sergei L. Ostapenko, PhD
Award Amount: $99,400.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I research project addresses fundamentals of the innovative experimental methodology for quick and accurate assessment of mechanical defects in solar-grade full-size (up to 210 mm) silicon (Si) wafers. The objective is to justify a commercial… More

In-line Crack and Stress Detection in Silicon Solar Cells Using Resonance Ultrasonic Vibrations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sergei Ostapenko, Dr
Award Amount: $737,279.00
Abstract:
Wafer breakage in automated solar cell production lines is a major technical problem and a barrier to further cost reductions in silicon solar module manufacturing. The fragility of silicon wafers is attributed to peripheral and bulk millimeter-length cracks. However, no commercial systems address… More

In-Line Quality and Process Control in Solar and Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sergei Ostapenko, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,468.00
Abstract:
The proposed SBIR Phase I program addresses a critical need in solar cell and fuel cell module manufacturing: to inspect in real time the mechanical quality of incoming wafers and finished cells. The objective of the program is to develop a new flaw inspection technology and design a laboratory… More

In-Line Quality and Process Control in Solar and Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sergei Ostapenko, Dr.
Award Amount: $995,731.00
Abstract:
The program will develop a new quality and process control methodology and tool prototype for real-time inspection of crystalline silicon solar and ceramic solid oxide fuel cells. The Activation Station will be used in-line to reduce cost, save energy and increase yield of solar and fuel cell module… More