Silicon Germanium Alloy Photovoltaics for 1.06 Micron Wireless Power Transmission

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNM06AA13C
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
President
(732) 302-9274
gstompa@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Structured Materials Industries, Inc. proposes to develop SiGe photovoltaic technology that matches the Nd:YAG wavelength of 1.06 micron for insertion in future Wireless Power Transmission systems. Full development of the proposed technology will provide NASA with a low-cost, SiGe-based alternative to compound semiconductors. In Phase I of the program we have designed, fabricated and tested a SiGe photocell and demonstrated a 45% external quantum efficiency and a 6% power efficiency at the Nd:YAG wavelength of 1.06 micron. In Phase II we will further optimize the SiGe materials properties and the photocell device structure. In Phase III we will make the SiGe photocells commercially available to NASA's contractors and also market the deposition hardware.

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