Silicon Germanium Alloy Photovoltaics for 1.06 Micron Wireless Power Transmission

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNM05AA42C
Agency Tracking Number: 042427
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: X2.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries Inc
201 Circle Drive North, Suite 102/103, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-3723
DUNS: 78714
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brent Hoerman
 Principal Investigator
 (732) 302-9274
 bhoerman@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: Business Official
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: gstompa@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI)will design, fabricate, and test more efficient photovoltaics for 1.06 micron wavelength wireless power transmission (WPT) systems. The need for such photovoltaics is well understood by SMI and builds upon our exiting WPT efforts, which have highlighted the requirement for efficient, cost-effective, and thin-able photovoltaics with a peak absorption matched to the output of available high power Nd:YAG lasers at 1.06 microns. The proposed work will address this need by developing SiGe photocells to help enable WPT implementation for both ground based and space based applications.

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