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Space and Operational Environmental Protection for Thin Multijunction Solar…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97283
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-092-1517
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-092
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYBRID PLASTICS
55 WL Runnels Industrial Drive Hattiesburg, MS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Space and Operational Environmental Protection for Thin Multijunction Solar Cells
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0180
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The recent development of colorless, transparent polyimides provides a break-out solution for the operational and environmental protection of thin multijunction solar cells. The incorporation of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes into the polyimide backbone renders these systems radiation hard toward proton, electron and atomic oxygen degradation. The POSS polyimides also exhibit 5x improved impact and tear resistance relative to conventional imides. The incorporation of POSS also enables the spray application of a fully imidized coating and eliminates the post-bake procedures for conventional imide coatings. BENEFIT: Terrestrial solar cell encapsulation, encapsulants for quantum dot arrays, durable computer and pda screen coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph D. Lichtenhan
President
6015443466
Lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com

Business Contact:

Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
6015443466
Chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hybrid Plastics
55 W. L. Runnels Industrial Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39401

EIN/Tax ID: 900146195
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No