Encapsulation Approaches for Flexible Solar Panels, Displays, and Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-5035
Agency Tracking Number: F131-123-0808
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-123
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, -
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michelle Berg
 (540) 626-6266
Business Contact
 Melissa Campbell
Title: CFO
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Email: mcampbell@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: NanoSonic, Inc. researchers have developed an innovative material technology called HybridSil which can be tailored to minimize the vulnerability of flexible electronic devices to environmental threats commonly encountered during military use. NanoSonic will apply our HYBRIDSIL Solar materials to flexible solar cells to demonstrate environmental protection, ease of application and minimal impact on the packaged weight of the target system BENEFIT: HybridSil flexible, environmentally protective coating technology will allow optimized performance of flexible photovoltaic solar cells used for any solar energy technology application. Flexible solar cells and conformal antennas could potentially be integrated into personal electrics, clothing, windows and curved structures.

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