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Performance Optimized Solar Energy Generation Technology

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Performance Optimized Solar Energy Generation Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0008
Award Amount: $779,953.00


To address the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) need for a primary power technology that gathers power from the high-altitude platform environment, such as photovoltaics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Performance-Optimized Solar Energy Generation (POSEG) technology. The innovations in absorbing solar spectrum in an efficient light-trapping structure to improve solar conversion efficiency offer the POSEG significant advantages, including high specific power (>1000 W/kg) and high power conversion efficiency (>20%)--advantages that are not currently available. The scalable fabrication process developed in Phase I provides low cost (

Principal Investigator:

Xiaowei Xia
Team Leader
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
1845 W. 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No