Performance Optimized Solar Energy Generation Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4758
Amount: $779,953.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-180
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Xiaowei Xia
 Team Leader
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) need for a primary power technology that gathers power from the high-altitude platform environment, such as photovoltaics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Performance-Optimized Solar Energy Generation (POSEG) technology. The innovations in absorbing solar spectrum in an efficient light-trapping structure to improve solar conversion efficiency offer the POSEG significant advantages, including high specific power (>1000 W/kg) and high power conversion efficiency (>20%)--advantages that are not currently available. The scalable fabrication process developed in Phase I provides low cost (

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