Awards

$600K

Nanowire Photovoltaic Devices

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-T3.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: David V. Forbes

Firefly, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes developing a space solar cell having record efficiency exceeding 40% (AM0) by the introduction of nanowires within the active region of the current limiting sub-cell. The introduction of these nanoscale features will enable realization of an intermediate band solar cell (...

$100K

Passive Infrared Detection of Aerosolized Bacterial Spores

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Army
Topic: A10A-T019
Budget: 09/29/10 - 03/29/11
PI: Michael Jones

deciBel Research and our university partner, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-Center for Imaging Science, propose to develop a dual MWIR/LWIR imaging polarimeter for the detection and discrimination of aerosolized biological spores. The system will exploit spectral absorption and MIE scattering-induced radiometric and polarimetric phenome...

$99.9K

Multi Junction Solar cells for Satellite

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA09-T005
Budget: 05/03/10 - 11/02/10
PI: Dr. Alex Fedoseyev

Higher efficiency solar cells are needed to reduce mass, volume, and cost of DoD space missions. However, to achieve higher efficiency and radiation hardness of the best to date multi-junction photovoltaic (PV) devices, several challenges must be addressed. This project aims to develop: 1) Quantum Well (QW)-based multi-junction cell that exhibit...

$99.9K

Ultrahigh Efficiency Quantum Dot Multi-photon Photovoltaics using Nipi Lateral Architecture

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF09-BT20
Budget: 04/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Alex Fedoseyev

Higher efficiency solar cells are needed to reduce solar array mass, volume, and cost for Air Force space missions. Intermediate-band quantum-dot (QD) solar cells can yield dramatically higher efficiencies than current multi-junction (MJ) technologies. However, several issues must be addressed to demonstrate manufacturable, high efficiency devi...

$749K

A Biologically Inspired Micro Aerial Vehicle Design and Development

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF08-T008
Budget: 02/22/10 - 02/22/12
PI: Dr. Michael J. Roemer

Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Boeing Company, is proposing to complete the development, testing and evaluation of a novel biologically-inspired Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) conceptualized in Phase I and capable of agile and high endurance flight operations...

$99.9K

Nanowire Photovoltaic Devices

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-T3
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: David V. Forbes

Firefly, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes an STTR program for the development of a space solar cell having record efficiency exceeding 40% (AM0) by the introduction of nanowires within the active region of the current limiting sub-cell. The introduction of these nanoscale features will enable realization of an in...

$100K

Wide Bandgap Nanostructured Space Photovoltaics

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-T3
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: David V. Forbes

Firefly, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes an STTR program for the development of a wide-bandgap GaP-based space solar cell capable of efficient operation at temperatures above 300oC. Efficiency enhancement will be achieved by the introduction of InGaP quantum wells within the active region of the wide-gap base ma...

$99.8K

Bio-Inspired Sensing and Control for Improved Micro Air Vehicle Agility

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF08-T008
Budget: 08/01/08 - 05/01/09
PI: Dr. Michael J. Roemer

Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with Georgia Tech, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and our commercialization partner Boeing, is proposing to develop a bio-inspired autonomous Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) platform capable of agile flight operations in cluttered urban environments. Building upon the experience of this team with UAV co...

$99K

Scalable Mobile Wireless Mesh Networks

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-T008
Budget: 09/01/06 - 06/01/07
PI: Mr. John Fischer

Scaleable, robust and secure networking of unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) is an imperative for achieving Air Force objectives in deploying future effects-based operations (EBO). UAVs of the future must overcome degrading network conditions to transfer critical data for reach-back operations, support peer-peer communications, and operate in h...

$99.5K

Incident Surveillance Management System (ISMS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06
PI: Kevin Kearney

Geospatial Systems and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have teamed with Leica Geosystems to develop an Incident Surveillance Management System (ISMS) that can ingest data from remote sensing systems, reduce that data, and deliver information products to decision makers in near real time. The information products are consistent with accep...

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