United Solar Technologies

522 Dover Point NE
Olympia, WA 98506

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 2
Total Value of Awards $145K
First Award Date 01/01/93
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/94

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Sundaram Vasan Sundaram 1
Gruenbaum Dr. Peter E Gruenbaum 1

2 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 94-1
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

Radioisotopes have been used as a source of energy for space applications where there is insufficient solar energy to use standard photovoltaic arrays. Thermophotovoltaic devices (TPV) provide a means of converting the radioisotope thermal energy efficiently into electricity. We propose to fabricate TPV devices from Gallium Indium Antimonide (Ga...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1993
Budget: 01/01/93 - 12/31/93

RADIOISOTOPES HAVE BEEN USED AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS WHERE THERE IS INSUFFICIENT SOLAR ENERGY TO USE STANDARD PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS. THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC (TPV) SYSTEMS USING GALLIUM ANTIMONIDE (GASB) PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS BEEN PROPOSED AS A WAY TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE THERMAL-TO-ELECTRIC CONVERSION. HOWEVER, GASB DOES NOT...