High Voltage, Lightweight, Conformal, Integrated, Photovoltaic Modules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
This Phase I effort will demonstrate a thin, conformal solar module(1 cm x 1 cm) composed of either GaAs or Si micro-cells packaged in an elastomeric film. This module will utilize unique mechanical designs, including non-planar interconnects, and thin micro-cells (<50 microns thick) and will achieve>10% efficiency and>10% stretchability while providing output of>25V. This effort will provide a plan and possible routes to develop 1 sq meter modules with energy output sufficient to replace current lithium ion batteries.
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Research Institution Information:
36 Cameron Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140-
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University of Illinois
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-