Metamaterial Enhanced Thermophotovoltaics

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