Programme for Research-Development-Innovation on Space Technology and Advanced Research – STAR
(Romanian Space Agency)


Results

Estimated results: This research project is focused on developments of the advanced power systems for space technologies, sub-systems and power support equipment, very well suitable also for the aeronautics developments and other industrial activities.
The subject of project’s development implies the elaboration of the new types of structures and cheap processes to realize photovoltaic cells structures on silicon with high efficiency.
This project will have the start level at TRL1 and the expected research results will be at TRL3 and TRL4, and the exploitation of results include demonstration to both AST and TASF joint industrial requests.

The problems proposed to be solved related to project’s development thematic:

  • Designing of micro-textured surface in order to reduce loses of optical power through eliminating reflex ions on the surface;
  • Designing of masks by micro-manufacture of the surface and also of the masks set to realize sunlight concentrator structures;
  • Micro-manufacture these concentrator on silicon to eliminate reflex ions on the incident surface of the light;
  • Technological implementation of light concentrating techniques on micro-textured;

Work plan of the project

WP1 SYSTEM DESIGN SPECIFICATION AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE DEFINITION
In this work package the following activities will be carried out:
• Study about the actual state of the art;
• Elaborate system design architecture MICRO-CPVS ;
• Prepare system design and system architecture description specification;
• System Specification and Architecture Design documentation;
• Pre-Operational concept, space safety system's requirements.

WP2 CONCEPT MICRO-CPVS MODELS and SYSTEM’s TECHNOLOGY
The first part of this work package is to elaborate a concept of MICRO-CPVS Models and integrated system technology. The second part of the work is to approach specific mathematics of models structure design and subsystem's architecture. The third part of this work is to provide the functional basic tools for both system design description and MICRO-CPVS 3D simulation that will be required during the work in WP3.

WP3 SYSTEM VIRTUAL 3D MODELS AND BASIC FUNCTIONAL 3D SIMULATION
The first part of this work is to elaborate MICRO-CPV 3D subsystem's architecture and to prepare further the microsystem design description required for system's manufacturing. The second part of this work is to outline MICRO-CPV system design, for implementation and preliminary virtual testing.

WP4 RESEARCH RESULTS IPRs PROTECTION
The first part of this work is the IPRs Protection for the MICRO-CPV Integrated System. The second part of this work is IPRs Protection for technology, manufacturing, all electronics and electric subsystems required supporting the MICRO-CPVS including all the research results, and the future test bench support.

WP5 SYSTEM MODELS MANUFACTURING AND LABORATORY TESTING
The first part of this work is manufacturing of MICRO-CPV system and the rest of subsystems modules required for the laboratory tests. The second part of this work is the manufacturing of both electronics and electric subsystems required to support the MICRO-CPV laboratory tests. The third part of this work will be to define the assembly procedures, system's integration and testing. MICRO-CPV System's integration will validate its functionality while in operation, and will ensure the proper interface with other systems.

WP6 DISSEMINATION AND EXPLOITATION PLAN
This work package is devoted to exploit the innovation potentials of this research project, and to disseminate the project and results. The overall goal is to translate the scientific knowledge and space technology produced by this research project into space products and services, to find the niches in space industry and aeronautics.