Government/Military Programs

Imec to Coordinate “ESPResSo” Project to Make Perovskite Solar Commercially Viable

Imec, a research and innovation hub in energy, nanoelectronics, and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille was named the coordinator of a project intended to Perovskite solar cells commercially viable. The ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project ESPResSo (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), brings together …

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MicroLink Devices Achieves 37.75 Efficiency with Solar Cell, and NASA and U.S. Navy Award Company Project Grants

MicroLink Devices, Inc. reports that its three-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) thin-film solar cell achieved a 37.75% power conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The testing was under the industry standard air mass 1.5 global (AM1.5G) simulated 1-Sun solar spectrum. In other company news, the U.S. Navy …

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Magnolia to Develop Single Junction GaAs Solar for DARPA Program

Magnolia Optical Technology, Inc. based in Woburn, Massachusetts USA announced that the company is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the Phase II SBIR Program for the Development of High-Performance Thin-Film Solar Cells for Portable Power Applications (Contract No D15PC00222). Magnolia develops novel optical technologies for …

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Multi-Role Radar Systems to Latvian Ministry of Defense

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland USA, recently completed a successful site acceptance test of a TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (TPS-77 MRR). The site acceptance testing marks the on-time delivery of the first of three radar systems to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia. The TPS-77 MRR, the latest …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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CST Global Awarded Grant to Develop Miniature Atomic Clocks for HELCATS Project

CST Global in Blantyre, Glasgow, UK will lead the HELCATS, (High-power, phosphorous-based, DFB lasers for cold atom systems) project. The HELCATS project will enable the development of miniaturized atomic clock systems utilizing Strontium ions. Atomic clocks are critical in calculating the position for navigation and defense applications and are also …

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German Aerospace Center (DLR) Selects Ascent Solar’s CIGS Modules for Testing as Part of Solar Sail Development Project

CIGS thin-film solar developer and producer, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. of Thorton, Colorado USA, reported that the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) selected the company for further testing to develop custom PV products for DLR’s upcoming solar array deployment system. DLR’s new GOSOLAR project intends …

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U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) Develops Process That Could Lead to Much Less Costly Night Vision Systems

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication to use the semiconductor InAsSb in high-performance IR cameras. The newly developed infrared detector is for the longest wavelengths (10 micron). The best materials for the IR camera light-sensors …

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SMI Wins SBIR Award to Evaluate Bandgap Tunability of Gallium Oxide

Structured Materials Industries, Inc., (SMI) of Piscataway, New Jersey USA announced that it received a Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. The award is for a submitted research proposal to evaluate the energy bandgap tunability of Gallium Oxide (Ga2O3) by alloying the material with Aluminum Oxide …

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Wolfspeed Showcases GaN RF Devices for Military Applications

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, is highlighting the importance of its GaN-on-SiC RF devices in providing solutions for modern military communications. Wolfspeed says its RF devices support mobile military communications and counter-IED requirements. The company also says that specifically, its RF devices support the design and advancement of more efficient broadband …

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