High Voltage, Lightweight, Conformal, Integrated, Photovoltaic Modules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0176
Agency Tracking Number:
N10B-048-0006
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10B-T048
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
MC10 Inc.
36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02140-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829221139
Principal Investigator:
Roozbeh Gaffari
Co-Founder, Prod. Dev. Le
(617) 234-4448
rghaffari@mc10inc.com
Business Contact:
Jeffrey Carbeck
Chief Technology Officer
(617) 234-4448
jcarbeck@mc10inc.com
Research Institution:
University of Illinois
John Rogers
Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL, 61801-
(217) 244-4979
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Phase I effort will demonstrate a thin, conformal solar module(1 cm x 1 cm) composed of either GaAs or Si micro-cells packaged in an elastomeric film. This module will utilize unique mechanical designs, including non-planar interconnects, and thin micro-cells (<50 microns thick) and will achieve>10% efficiency and>10% stretchability while providing output of>25V. This effort will provide a plan and possible routes to develop 1 sq meter modules with energy output sufficient to replace current lithium ion batteries.

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