InGaN High Temperature Photovoltaic Cells

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CA41C
Agency Tracking Number: 084269
Amount: $599,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10814 Atwell Drive, Houston, TX, 77096-4934
DUNS: 007189033
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Boney
 Principal Investigator
 (713) 713-7926
 cboney@imsensors.com
Business Contact
 David Starikov
Title: Director of Research
Phone: (713) 748-7926
Email: dstarikov@imsensors.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objectives of this Phase II project are to develop InGaN photovoltaic cells for high temperature and/or high radiation environments to TRL 4 and to define the development path for the technology to TRL 5 and beyond. The project will include theoretical and experimental refinement of device structures produced in the Phase I, as well as modeling and optimization of solar cell device processing. The devices will be tested under concentrated AM0 sunlight, at temperatures from 100ºC to 250ºC, and after exposure to ionizing radiation. The results are expected to further verify that InGaN can be used for high temperature / high radiation capable solar cells in NASA space missions.

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