DEEPSAT Project

Title:  “Development of Deployable Solar Panels for Cubesats and Small Sats: Design, manufacturing and Qualifications”

Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call “Retos Colaboracion 2016” under contract number RTC-2016-4644-3.

Abstract: DEEPSAT is a Spanish R&D project Leaded by DHV Technology in close collaboration with other Spanish Companies and Research Institutions: UGR (Universidad of Granada), INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) from “Ministerio de Defensa” of Spanish Government and TEAMS SL, a company located in Sevilla and fully oriented to Qualification in the Aerospace Business. The project length goes from 2016 to 2018 The main goal of the project is the development of reliable solutions of deployable solar panels with very high efficiencies and high Photovoltaic collection area for improving the power budget Cubesats and Small Sats missions.

HISPALEO Project

Title: Development, manufacturing and certification of photovoltaic panels for space application in low earth orbit (HISPALEO).
Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call: “Retos Colaboración 2014” with the file number RTC-2014-2114-3.

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Abstract: Collaboration project leaded by DHV Technology with the partnership of INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) from “Ministerio de Defensa” of Spanish Government. The extension of the project is from 2014 to 2016. The main goal of the project is to develop, manufacture and test solar panels for space application in low earth orbits.

Website: http://hispaleo.es/

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THESEUS Project 

Title: Tandem High Efficiency Solar Cells Utilizing III-V Semiconductors on Silicon (THESEUS)
Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call “SOLAR-ERA.NET Transnational Calls 2014:PV2 and CSP2” supported within Seventh Framework Programme with file number PCIN-2014-008-C02-02.

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Abstract: Collaboration Project leaded by IQE plc from UK with the partnership of Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (from Spain) and DHV Technology. The duration of the project is from 2014 to 2016. The main goal of the project to develop novel, very high efficiency tandem flat plate solar cells utilising III-V semiconductors grown onto Silicon substrates, using advanced epitaxial techniques to grow SiGe and SiGeSn structures, and to integrate them into high efficiency modules and test them on sun.

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POWERLEO Project

Title: Design, development and manufacturing of solar cells for nanosatellites of PocketQube and CubeSat architecture that operate in low earth orbit.
Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call “Retos Colaboracion 2015” with the file number PCT-2015-3469-3.

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Abstract: Collaboration project leaded by DHV Technology with the partnership of UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) from “Ministerio de Defensa” of Spanish Government. The duration of the project is from 2015 to 2017. The main goal of the project is to develop and test specific solar cells for space application in nanosatellites.