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High Voltage, Lightweight, Conformal, Integrated, Photovoltaic Modules for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10B-048-0006
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10B-T048
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
MC10 Inc.
19 Camp Street Cambridge, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: High Voltage, Lightweight, Conformal, Integrated, Photovoltaic Modules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-13-C-0180
Award Amount: $499,377.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II effort will establish stretchable photovoltaic modules that achieve the key metrics of the program: modules with efficiencies>10%, that sustain elastic deformations>10% (with little or no loss in performance), and that produce output voltages>25 V. In this Phase II effort will we demonstrate functional modules deployed on the airfoil of micro unmanned aerial vehicles (MAVs). To do so, we combine multi-junction and multi-stacked solar microcells with non-coplanar mesh of metal interconnects supported by thin elastomeric substrates to achieve high density, conformal arrays of solar microcells optimized for specific power output. Phase II will culminate with the field testing of working prototypes of solar modules to position the program for successful integration of modules into MAV platforms in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Carbeck
Chief Technology Officer
(617) 234-4448
jcarbeck@mc10inc.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Carbeck
Chief Technology Officer
(617) 234-4448
jcarbeck@mc10inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MC10 Inc.
19 Camp Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 262674790
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch
Beckman Institute Rm. 3355
405 N. Matthews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-
Contact: John Rogers
Contact Phone: (217) 244-4979