Thin Multijunction Solar Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-08-M-0017
Award Id:
86709
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-098-0945
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6457 Howard Street, Niles, IL, 60714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135553472
Principal Investigator:
NorenPan
President
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com
Business Contact:
NorenPan
President
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The innovation in this Phase I SBIR is the development of a technology, which will enable the manufacture of a lightweight and low cost, InP wafer based high efficiency multijunction solar cells suitable for deployment in space applications. InP based based materials are best suited for space applications because of their demonstrated radiation hardness properties. The key technological step is the application of a production epitaxial liftoff (ELO) process to a multijunction solar cell structure fabricated on a large area InP substrate. Our focus will be on InP-based solar cells, in particular lattice-matched dual junction solar cell of InP and InGaAsP materials. InP solar cells in combination with GaAs based solar cells have the potential to achieve the highest efficiency ever to be produced by compound semiconductor materials

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