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Accession Number ADA564495
Title Energy Harvesting and Storage Systems for Future AF Vehicles.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 133p
Personal Author C. Xu G. Cao M. Taya S. Jenekhe Y. Kuga
Abstract This MURI project is aimed at designing a set of new energy- harvesting and storage materials (EHSM) and their integration of load-bearing airborne structures. The EHSM that were covered are, (i) organic solar cells based on two designs ,(a) dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and (b) solid state semi-conductor polymer based solar cells(SSSPS), (ii) thermoelectric materials and modules, (iii) piezoelectrics and (iv) electromagnetic generator. This MURI team is composed of several universities, University of Washington (UW) , University of Colorado(CU), UCLA, Virginia Tech(VT) and University of Illinois(UI) at UC. UW team covers energy-harvesting and storage materials, and their integration to structures and supportive electric system, CU covers mainly the hierarchical modeling of EHSM, VT covers the multi-mode energy- harvesting system, UCLA covers mainly the integration of EHSS into load-bearing structures. Finally UI covers the micro-characterization of integrated EHSM into structures.
Keywords Design tools
Dssc(Dye sensitized solar cell)
Ehss(Energy harvesting and storage system)
Energy conversion
Energy harvesting
Multiscale modeling
Pce(Power conversion efficiency)
Piezoelectric materials
Solar cells
Solid state physics
Sssps(Solid state semiconductor polymer based solar cell)
Structural components

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97I - Electric Power Production
97M - Batteries & Components
Corporate Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 May 2006-31 Dec 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number FA9550-06-1-0326

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