Metamaterial Enhanced Thermophotovoltaics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,988.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1188
Agency Tracking Number:
N13A-017-0281
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N13A-T017
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
Steve Savoy
VP Research and Developme
(512) 389-9990
ssavoy@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Mayo
President
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com
Research Institution:
University of Texas Austin
Contracts a Grants
Office of Accounting
PO Box 7159
Austin, TX, 78713-
(512) 471-7371
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion produces electrical power from heat energy using, in its most basic form, a thermal emitter and a photovoltaic converter. Since these systems typically have no or few moving parts, they provide a long term maintenance-free power generation. Key factors affecting performance include matching the emitter spectrum more precisely to the conversion characteristics and designing mechanical conversion systems that concentrate the radiant energy to maximize photovoltaic conversion and limit the conversion cost ($/W) by minimizing the required photovoltaic footprint. Nanohmics Inc., an early stage technology development company (Austin, TX) and Professor Gennady Shvets at The University of Texas at Austin propose to develop a complete system for energy recovery that incorporates a novel film to cover a hot power source.

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