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High-Temperature Metamaterial Emitter For Thermophotovoltaics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1190
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-017-0119
Amount: $79,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T017
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-04-30
Small Business Information
Andover, MA 01810-1077
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bernard Casse
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 Sandia National Laboratories, NM
 Gilbert V Herrera
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1079
United States

 (505) 284-5701
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, proposes to develop a high energy density (HED) power source based on the principles of thermophotovoltaics (TPV). The core technology of the HED power source is a novel high-temperature, spectrally-selective metamaterial emitter with a tailored emission spectrum matched to the external quantum efficiency spectrum of a low-bandgap PV cell. The focus of the Phase I effort is to engineer the metamaterial emitter and demonstrate coupling to Sandia"s existing PV cells, with expected TPV efficiency of at least 20% and output power density of 1.5 W/cm2. In Phase II, a full-fledged HED power source, with anticipated TPV efficiency of ~30% and power density of 2.5 W/cm2, incorporating both an enhanced metamaterial emitter and a new state-of-the-art PV cell will be demonstrated.

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