High Radiation Resistance Inverted Metamorphic Solar Cell

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CD01P
Agency Tracking Number: 095857
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6457 Howard Street, Niles, IL, 60714-3301
DUNS: 135553472
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Noren Pan
 Principal Investigator
 (847) 588-3001
 npan@mldevices.com
Business Contact
 Noren Pan
Title: Business Official
Phone: (847) 588-3001
Email: 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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