Laminated IMM Solar Panels (PDRT08-035)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-09-M-0108
Award Id:
93111
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-201-2498
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9431 Dowdy Drive, San Diego, CA, 92126
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MatthewWrosch
Principal Software Engine
(858) 444-1864
jgorman@cra.com
Business Contact:
StevenSherman
Contract Specialist
(858) 444-1826
nhanna@cra.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR project will develop an integrated fabrication and assembly approach for flexible and modular IMM integral blanket/interconnect system (IBIS) assemblies using composite manufacturing techniques. The approach will build on DR Technologies ongoing work related to coverglass replacement technologies and laminated modular solar array fabrication. The proposed integral blanket/interconnect system (IBIS) will provide drastic improvements in solar panel specific power and stowability and can be integrated into a rolled-up, thin-film solar array. BENEFIT: There is an urgent need for the supply of space solar arrays with improved cost, reliability, stowability, and high specific power. A successful Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the innovations using IMM solar cells and materials with space flight heritage, albeit in a new and innovative configuration.

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