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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0176
Agency Tracking Number: N10B-048-0006
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10B-T048
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02140-
DUNS: 829221139
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roozbeh Gaffari
 Co-Founder, Prod. Dev. Le
 (617) 234-4448
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Carbeck
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (617) 234-4448
Email: 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
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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