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Plasmonic Enhancement of Receiver Circuits for Energy Harvesting

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-003-0509
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T003
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Plasmonic Enhancement of Receiver Circuits for Energy Harvesting
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0452
Award Amount: $79,942.00
 

Abstract:

Nanohmics and Professor Gennady Shvets at the University of Texas at Austin propose to develop a Multi-Spectral RectennaTM (MSR) composed of a large area flexible sheet of plasmonic absorber structures coupled to an advanced scintered nanoparticle diode junction material. The resulting film would generate rectified current vertically, from the plasmonic strips to the underlying mirror layer, enabling larger active area development, low-cost, truly scaleable fabrication, and high conversion efficiency. The plasmonic elements are fabricated using nanoimprint lithography and serve as active transducers for visible, near-IR and SWIR energy conversion via a novel field-enhanced charge accumulation pathway. The integrated devices interface directly to the underlying metal electrode. This method will enable high efficiency conversion in a large area, low-cost, scalable processing method.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Milder
Senior Scientist
(512) 389-9990
amilder@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Michael Mayo
President
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Sponsored Projects
101 N. 27th Street, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78712-1500
Contact: Gennady Shvets
Contact Phone: (512) 471-7371