Solar Cell Bypass and String Blocking Diode Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0533
Agency Tracking Number: F182-069-1355
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-069
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-20
Small Business Information
1475 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
DUNS: 080293022
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Manpuneet K Benipal
 (480) 287-2666
Business Contact
 Manpuneet K Benipal
Phone: (480) 287-2666
Research Institution
High temperature bypass and blocking diodes are critical components for next generation spacecraft solar arrays, including those developed on flex blankets, which will have larger areas and harvest more power. Diodes for these next-generation systems must achieve superior reliability, radiation hardness, and operate at high temperature. Fortunately, recent advances in diamond electronics research and manufacturing demonstrate that diamond-based electronics are a viable alternative to conventional diodes.Diamond-based diodes are reliable in harsh environments and require a small volume of material. Thus, Advent Diamond proposes to develop high-temperature (250 C), mechanically compact diamond diodes with maximum repeatable reverse voltage of >200 V in Phase I.

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