High Radiation Resistance Inverted Metamorphic Solar Cell

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CD01P
Agency Tracking Number:
095857
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street, Niles, IL, 60714-3301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135553472
Principal Investigator:
Noren Pan
Principal Investigator
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com
Business Contact:
Noren Pan
Business Official
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The innovation in the proposed SBIR Phase I project is the development of a unique triple unction inverted metamorphic technology (IMM), which will enable the manufacture of very lightweight, low-cost InP-based multijunction solar cells. The proposed IMM technology will consist of an all indium and phosphorous-based structure, which is designed to improve the radiation resistance properties of the triple junction solar cell. Because of the intrinsic radiation hardness of InP materials, this material system is of great interest for building solar cells suitable for deployment in very demanding radiation environments such as medium earth orbit and missions to the outer planets. It is expected that an efficiency greater than 30% could be realized with this new IMM structure.

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