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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7393
Agency Tracking Number: B09B-005-0030
Amount: $99,885.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-T005
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
Spire Semiconductor, LLC
25 Sagamore Park Road, Hudson, NH, 03051
DUNS: 124267779
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Derkacs
 Research Scientist
 (603) 689-1213
Business Contact
 Edward Gagnon
Title: General Manager
Phone: (603) 595-8900
Email: 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
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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