Low Cost Multi Junction Solar Cells for Space Applications Incorporating Quantum Wells Sub Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,885.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7393
Agency Tracking Number:
B09B-005-0030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09T005
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spire Semiconductor, LLC
25 Sagamore Park Road, Hudson, NH, 03051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124267779
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Derkacs
Research Scientist
(603) 689-1213
dderkacs@spiresemi.com
Business Contact:
Edward Gagnon
General Manager
(603) 595-8900
egagnon@spiresemi.com
Research Institution:
University of Texas, Austin
Edward T Yu
Electrical and Computer Engine
10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 160
Austin, TX, 78758
(512) 232-5167
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Spire Semiconductor proposes a novel MOCVD growth scheme that will substantially reduce the production costs of inverted multi-junction solar cells. Incorporating quantum well structures will be investigated as a means to improve device efficiency and end of life cell performance in the space environment. The theoretical target efficiency is 39.8% under the AM0 spectrum.

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