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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0167
Agency Tracking Number:
N10B-048-0012
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10B-T048
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street, Niles, IL, 60714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135553472
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan
President
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com
Business Contact:
Noren Pan
President
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com
Research Institution:
NREL
Keith Emery
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO, 80401-
(303) 384-6632
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
MicroLink proposes a novel device structure which combines ultra-thin, high-efficiency, GaAs-based multijunction solar cells with a novel packaging approach that will result in high flexibility, elastic solar sheets. MicroLink has developed a process that produces ultra-thin, flexible solar cells. In this project, these an array of these flexible solar cells will be incorporated onto an elastic sheet to provide an output voltage>25 V. The net result will be a solar sheet that has an elastic response along with high net solar conversion efficiency.

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