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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. High-Volume Production of Lightweight, Multi-Junction Solar Cells Using 6-inch GaAs

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: X804

    In the proposed Phase II program, we will transition MicroLink's 6-inch epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cell fabrication process into a manufacturing platform capable of sustaining large-volume production. Key Phase II improvements in the ELO process are reduction in cycle time and increase in the yield of large-area devices. In addition, we will transition all critical device fabrication process ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. A Low-Cost, High-Performance Colloidal Quantum Dot LWIR FPA for Hyperspectral Imaging

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: CBD13105

    The primary goal of this proposed work is to develop a long wavelength infrared (LWIR) colloidal quantum dot (CQD)-based focal plane array (FPA) and show its feasibility when used in a camera system and a hyperspectral imaging system. Phase I results cumulated in the first-ever synthesis of photoresponsive LWIR CQDs and CQD-based photodetectors at the single device level operating at room temperat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Cost Reduction of IMM Solar Cells by Recycling Substrates Using Wet Chemical Etching

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: H804

    The goal of the program is to reduce the cost of substrate reclaim for high-efficiency solar cells fabricated by an epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process, and to increase the number of reuse cycles for a given substrate. If successful, this will result in a reduction in the cost of GaAs-based multi-junction solar cells, in which the cost of the substrate accounts for approximately 50% of the total cos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 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. A Scalable Semantics-Based Verification System for Flight Critical Software

    SBC: Runtime Verification, Inc.            Topic: A106

    Flight-critical systems rely on an ever increasing amount of software—the Boe- ing 777 contains over 2 million lines of code. Most of this code is written in the C programming language. We need a scalable static formal program verification tool that is able to prove the functional correctness of flight-critical software, limiting any failure of flight critical software to hardware faults. Thi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Development of Advanced Anti-Reflection Coatings for High Performance Solar Energy Applications

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: S302

    MicroLink Devices will increase the efficiency of multi-junction solar cells by designing and demonstrating advanced anti-reflection coatings (ARCs) that will provide a better broadband spectral response than that of conventional anti-reflection coatings. Advanced coatings of this nature are needed to realize the full performance of the forthcoming generation of multi-junction solar cells, which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. ANSIBLE: A Network of Social Interactions for Bilateral Life Enhancement

    SBC: Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC            Topic: H1203

    Studies in ground-based analogs of Isolated and Confined Environments (ICE) have identified sensory monotony and social isolation as threats to crew psychological well-being. Further, the lack of real-time communications in future missions will impact crew interactions with their support systems, i.e. family, friends, and colleagues, are critical. ANSIBLE (A Network of Social Interactions for Bi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Fiber-fed Advanced Pulsed Plasma Thruster (FPPT)

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: Z8

    CU Aerospace (CUA) proposes the continued development of a Fiber-fed Pulsed Plasma Thruster (FPPT) that will enable cis-lunar and deep space missions for small satellites. While classic PPT technology is mature, it has historically been limited by its propellant load to precision pointing and small delta-V applications. A recent thruster advancement by CUA, Monofilament Vaporization Propulsion (MV ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. CUA OpenMP Nonlinear Optimization Tool

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: H9

    Nonlinear programming (NLP) allows for the solution of complex engineering problems, however, none of the currently available solvers fully capitalize on parallel computing. Many NASA trajectory design packages (OTIS, EMTG, MALTO) have already had their own code streamlined, and it is now the serial execution of existing NLP solvers that represents the largest bottleneck. It is the goal of this Ph ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. The Conductive Thermal Control Material Systems for Space Applications

    SBC: Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc.(AMSENG)            Topic: S302

    This Phase II proposal is submitted to further develop and Validate materials and process engineering of the space environment stable, multifunctional conductive 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. An innovative space environmental stable TCMS ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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