Radiation-Resistant Nanoscopically Enhanced Solar Cell Coverglass

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-05-M-0096
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-022-2674
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
HYBRID PLASTICS
55 WL Runnels Ind. Dr., Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147162866
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Lichtenhan
President
(601) 544-3466
Lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com
Business Contact:
Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
(601) 544-3466
chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial and military solar cells from damage against proton and electron radiation. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes as conformal coatings on coverglass and on solar cell surfaces. Such coatings would permit spacecraft designers to increase duty cycles while operating in half-geo orbits. Also, POSS coatings may provide a means to shield flexible solar cells against space radiation, a task that conventional cover glass cannot do. Hybrid Plastics also proposes to perform fundamental proton and electron testing of coatings coverglass and cells to determine their shielding effectiveness.

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