High specific power and cost effective solar array for spacecraft, lighter than air vehicles, and UAVs

Period of Performance: 12/04/2013 - 09/04/2014


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

VectorSum, Inc.
18 Technology Suite 139
Irvine, CA -
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Colorado State University
337 Molecular and Radiological Biosciences Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Institution POC


ABSTRACT: Space solar power systems range in size from the International Space Station with 8 solar arrays producing 84,000 watts all the way down to body-mounted single wafers on individual cubesats. The current state-of-the-art relies on multi-junction