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STTR Phase I: Thermoreflectance for Defect Mapping and Process-Control of…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88527
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0810542
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alenas Imaging LLC
61 Hickory Ridge Rd. PO Box 612 Conway, MA 01341 9788
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Thermoreflectance for Defect Mapping and Process-Control of Solar Cells
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0810542
Award Amount: $79,557.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate a new method of thermographic imaging to improve the manufacturing yield and energy conversion efficiency of silicon photovoltaic solar cells. Although thermographic imaging is an ideal method for locating the defects and shunts in solar cells which compromise their efficiency, conventional infrared cameras do not have sufficient spatial resolution to be effective as a production tool for NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation). The proposed technology will produce 100X higher spatial resolution with 1 mK thermal resolution at much lower system cost than infrared cameras. This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate a new method of thermographic imaging to improve the manufacturing yield and energy conversion efficiency of silicon photovoltaic solar cells. Although thermographic imaging is an ideal method for locating the defects and shunts in solar cells which compromise their efficiency, conventional infrared cameras do not have sufficient spatial resolution to be effective as a production tool for NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation). The proposed technology will produce 100X higher spatial resolution with 1 mK thermal resolution at much lower system cost than infrared cameras.

Principal Investigator:

Lawrence H. Domash
PhD
4133694497
alenas.imaging@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Lawrence H. Domash
PhD
4133694497
alenas.imaging@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alenas Imaging LLC
61 Hickory Ridge Rd. PO Box 612 Conway, MA 01341

EIN/Tax ID: 743229736
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Mt Holyoke College
50 College St
South Hadley, MA 1075
Contact: Mary Jo Maydew
Contact Phone: (413) 538-2040
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university