Essential Research, Inc.

6410 Eastland Rd. Suite D
Cleveland, OH 44142
http://www.essential-research.com
10 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 19
Total Value of Awards $5.41MM
First Award Date 01/01/95
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/06

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Sinharoy Dr. Samar Sinharoy 3 Message
Garverick Dr. Linda M. Garverick 4
Hoffman Richard W. Hoffman 7
Fatemi Navid S. Fatemi 5
Sinharoy Sam Sinharoy 1 Message
King William C. King 4 Message
King C. William King 1 Message
Forbes David V. Forbes 1 Message

19 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 06-2
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

For NASA deep space science missions, radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG) fueled by plutonium-238 are used to provide on-board source of heat, which is then converted to electricity. At present, NASA uses 8% efficient thermoelectric conversion systems. Compound semiconductor thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells provide an attractive alternat...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 05-1
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

Quantum dots are nanoscale materials that have already improved the performance of optical sensors, lasers, light emitting diodes and solar cells. The unique properties of these nanomaterials offer tremendous benefit in developing high efficiency thermophotovoltaic cells as well. Theoretical studies predict a potential efficiency of 63.2% for an...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 05-2
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

We are proposing to utilize quantum dots to develop a super high-efficiency multijunction III-V solar cell for space. In metamorphic triple junction space solar cells, pioneered by Essential Research, Inc., the InGaAs junction or bottom cell of the three-cell stack is the current limiting entity. In Phase I of this program, we demonstrated tha...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-080
Budget: 05/14/04 - 05/18/05

Essential Research Incorporated proposes the development of a high efficiency, metamorphic triplejunction, III-V, space solar cell that will also have significantly higher radiation tolerance. The AM0 one sun efficiency of this AlGaInP/InGaAsP/InGaAs cell will be 31.7%, compared to 28% for the state-of-the-art InGaP/GaAs/Ge cell. Since most o...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 04-1
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

Quantum dots are nanoscale materials that have already improved the performance of optical sensors, lasers, and light emitting diodes. The unique properties of these nanomaterials offer tremendous benefit in developing high-efficiency photovoltaic solar cells as well. Theoretical studies predict a potential efficiency of 63.2 %, for an array of ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 02-1
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02

We propose using a novel, ultra-lightweight solar panel material in conjunction with high efficiency solar cells to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a low cost, high power-to-weight ratio deployable solar array for micro and nano-satellites. The solar panel will include high efficiency InGaP / InGaAs dual junction solar cells, a triax lam...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A97-150
Budget: 06/07/00 - 06/30/00

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) electrical generation is a technology well-suited to the development of a highly efficient, compact, lightweight, and reliable source of electricity. In TPV electrical generation, heat generated by combustion is converted to radiant energy by an emitting surface, then to electrical energy by a photvoltaic (PV) cell. The ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-083
Budget: 06/03/99 - 09/03/01

Currently, tandem solar cells are used for high-performance space power generation and achieve conversion efficiencies approaching 25%. Relative to single-cell technology, the higher production costs of tandem cells are more than offset by their higher efficiency, and consequential reduction in array size and weight. The traditional tandem cell ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-083
Budget: 04/22/98 - 04/12/99

Currently, tandem solar cells are used for high-performance space power generation and achieve conversion efficiencies approaching 25%. Relative to single-cell technology, the higher production costs of tandem cells are more than offset by their higher efficiency, and consequential reduction in array size and weight. The traditional tandem cel...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 98-2
Budget: 01/01/98 - 12/31/98

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