Microlink Devices

6457 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60714
http://www.mldevices.com
41 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 63
Total Value of Awards $21.9MM
First Award Date 01/01/02
Most Recent Award Date 02/21/17

63 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 11c
Budget: 02/21/17 - 11/20/17

Realizing solid state lighting systems with high efficiency and enhanced functionality will require the adoption of color-mixing (cm-LEDs) architectures combining highly efficient red, green, blue and amber light emitting diodes. Already, the hybrid architectures (hy-LEDs) pair phosphor-converted wide bandgap nitride LEDs with (AlxGa1...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Notre Dame

Agency: Navy
Topic: N16A-T006
Budget: 05/11/16 - 12/30/16
PI: Ray Chan

MicroLink Devices proposes to integrate its novel, high-efficiency, lightweight, and flexible solar sheet technology to a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that will provide a significant source of power, enabling long endurance flights spanning one full day to several days of continuous operation. This will be a breakthrough technology that ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.01
Budget: 04/28/16 - 04/27/18

In this Phase II program we propose to develop a manufacturable production process to introduce backside contacts to MicroLink Devices? large-area, multi-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) solar cells. We will also develop new assembly processes to fabricate flexible Kapton sheets with backside contact ELO solar cells. This enables an important p...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N153-124
Budget: 04/27/16 - 02/26/17

The objective of the proposed project is to develop a lightweight, robust, and modular system, capable of harvesting solar energy in areas with dense foliage cover in an effective manner. The system proposed will be able to reach a height of 100 feet above an average tropical forest canopy to deploy a solar array capable of generating 250 W unde...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T003
Budget: 03/01/16 - 03/05/18

MicroLink Devices in collaboration with University of Notre Dame will develop composite lightweight, high-efficiency, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) inverted metamorphic (IMM) triple junction solar cells ideally suited for retrofitting current generation UAVs and integration with next generation platforms in order to substantially increase mission dur...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Notre Dame

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T003
Budget: 03/01/16 - 03/05/18

MicroLink Devices in collaboration with University of Notre Dame will develop composite lightweight, high-efficiency, epitaxial lift-off (ELO) inverted metamorphic (IMM) triple junction solar cells ideally suited for retrofitting current generation UAVs and integration with next generation platforms in order to substantially increase mission dur...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT13
Budget: 07/31/15 - 10/31/17

The Air Force, will benefit from the radiation-hard, lightweight, flexible, high-efficiency solar cells, which will enable greater capability on future spacecraft. Spacecraft will have a longer lifetime in high radiation orbits; alternatively, less radiation shielding, and hence less weight, will be required to provide the same endurance availab...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD13-EP3
Budget: 07/30/15 - 07/23/17

Photovoltaics (solar cells) are an attractive technology to provide renewable energy sources for forward operating bases, man-portable power sources, and tactical applications. Solar arrays can provide base power greatly reducing the need for logistical fuels, continuous battery recharging for warfighters on the move, and integrated power source...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-095
Budget: 07/23/15 - 04/22/16

ABSTRACT:MicroLink Devices, in collaboration with Dr. Scott Messenger at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), proposes to develop an ultra-high efficiency, radiation-hard, six-junction solar cell for application to Air Force space missions. ?The proposed technology will comprise lattice-matched subcells grown on InP and GaAs subst...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

In the proposed effort, MicroLink Devices develop an ultra-lightweight, high-efficiency, GaAs-based, multi-junction solar cell that will be suitable for use in future platforms requiring very high specific power (>2.0 kW/kg) and very high areal power density (>370 W/m2) such as power generation and conversion for robotic science mission applicat...

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