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Metamaterial Enhanced Thermophotovoltaics

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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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: 2013
Title: Metamaterial Enhanced Thermophotovoltaics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-P-1188
Award Amount: $79,988.00


Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion produces electrical power from heat energy using, in its most basic form, a thermal emitter and a photovoltaic converter. Since these systems typically have no or few moving parts, they provide a long term maintenance-free power generation. Key factors affecting performance include matching the emitter spectrum more precisely to the conversion characteristics and designing mechanical conversion systems that concentrate the radiant energy to maximize photovoltaic conversion and limit the conversion cost ($/W) by minimizing the required photovoltaic footprint. Nanohmics Inc., an early stage technology development company (Austin, TX) and Professor Gennady Shvets at The University of Texas at Austin propose to develop a complete system for energy recovery that incorporates a novel film to cover a hot power source.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Savoy
VP Research and Developme
(512) 389-9990

Business Contact:

Michael Mayo
(512) 389-9990
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Texas Austin
Office of Accounting
PO Box 7159
Austin, TX 78713-
Contact: Contracts A. Grants
Contact Phone: (512) 471-7371