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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Integrated Computational System for Electrochemical Device Design and Simulation

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: Z104

    During the Phase I project, major portions of a base, open-source, easily extensible battery modeling system have been developed with a modern, modular architecture and methods. In addition to the new modules and architecture built by Illinois Rocstar, we have identified a number of available tools that fit well with our vision of the final ICED product. Open-source tools from the Oak Ridge Nation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Next generation HgCdTe FPAs for high frame rate characterization of thermal protective systems

    SBC: EPIR, INC.            Topic: H701

    Typical existing infrared (IR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) have high spatial resolution over large areas due to their high pixel counts, however they can only continuously operate at frame rates below 50 kfps. Such FPAs could be redesigned to achieve MHz frame rates by redesigning the read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) and reducing the format. By reducing the pixel count and increasing the pixel s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. High-Efficiency, Radiation-Hard, Lightweight IMM Solar Cells

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S301

    In the proposed Phase II project, MicroLink and its collaborator, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will incorporate quantum dots (QDs) in the GaAs and InGaAs subcells of an InGaP/GaAs/InGaAs triple-junction solar cell to increase the radiation tolerance and thereby improve the end-of-life performance of the solar cell by >5%. The quantum dot solar cell will be grown in an inverted metamorp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Low-Cost, Manufacturable, 6-Inch Wafer Bonding Process for Next-Generation 5-Junction IMM+Ge Photovoltaic Devices

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: Z101

    To continue the trend towards ever more efficient photovoltaic devices, next-generation multi-junction cells will be based on increasingly complex structures. These structures will require the ability to join two or more independently grown epitaxial structures together via wafer bonding which is a complicated process to include in a high-volume manufacturing environment using conventional wafer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Room Temperature Electrolyzers For Oxygen Generation On Mars

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: H802

    The objective of this proposal is to adapt Dioxide Materials' CO2 electrolyzers now being developed under ARPA-E support for NASA missions.

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Large-Area, Multi-Junction, Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells with Backside Contacts

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S301

    In this Phase I program we propose to develop an innovative fabrication process to introduce backside contacts to MicroLink Devices' large-area, multi-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cells. This will enable a new solar cell technology with potential benefits for future NASA solar electric propulsion (SEP) programs using very large solar cell arrays. Backside contacts are used in the highes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Flexible ELO Solar Cells with Ultra-High Specific Power and Areal Power Density

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S301

    In the proposed effort, MicroLink Devices develop an ultra-lightweight, high-efficiency, GaAs-based, multi-junction solar cell that will be suitable for use in future platforms requiring very high specific power (>2.0 kW/kg) and very high areal power density (>370 W/m2) such as power generation and conversion for robotic science mission applications, and in particular solar electric propulsion (SE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Radiation Hard, High Efficiency, Quadruple Junction Solar Cells Based on InGaAsN

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: H803

    The proposed innovation is the development of a technology that will enable the manufacture of high-efficiency (>40%), quadruple(4) junction solar cells on lightweight Ge substrates. We plan to achieve this objective by developing a new semiconductor alloy, InGaAsN, which will be employed as the 1.18 eV bottom cell in quadruple-junction [InGaP (1.8 eV) / GaInAs P(1.5 eV) / InGaAsN (1.18 eV) / Ge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Innovations for the Affordable Conductive Thermal Control Material Systems for Space Applications

    SBC: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)            Topic: S307

    This proposal is submitted to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of processing the space environment stable, multifunctional thermal control material system (TCMS) that can be applied to space hardware and can enables the hardware to carry higher leakage current through engineering the high electrical conductivity at affordable costs. An innovative efforts for the space environmental stable T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Design and Fabrication of Strain-Balanced nBn Dual-Band LWIR/LWIR Focal Plane Arrays Based on InAsSb/InAsType-II Superlattices

    SBC: NOUR, LLC            Topic: T801

    The infrared spectral range is of particular interest for remote planetary sensing of gaseous molecules, such as H2O, CO2, CH4, N2O, CO, NH3, and many other compounds. Infrared thermography can also be used to accurate measure minute variations in surface temperatures. High performance infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) allow rapid acquisition of a 2D surface maps--indispensable in planetary scien ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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