Silicon Germanium Alloy Photovoltaics for 1.06 Micron Wireless Power Transmission

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNM05AA42C
Agency Tracking Number:
042427
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
78714
Principal Investigator:
Brent Hoerman
Principal Investigator
(732) 302-9274
bhoerman@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Gary Tompa
Business Official
(732) 302-9274
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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