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Title: Tandem Filter Development for Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion from January 2003 to February 2006

Abstract

The intent of this report is to summarize the tandem filter development for spectral control of thermophotovoltaic energy conversion from January 2003 to the termination of the program in February 2006 and to closeout tandem filter development in order to capture the knowledge gained from the development effort. Over the last three years, the goals of the tandem filter development have been the following: (1) Study the limits of the design of the interference optical coatings component of a tandem filter in order to develop higher performance designs; (2) Enhance the fabrication process of the optical interference coatings to increase the fidelity with the intended design and allow more complex, higher performing designs; (3) Support TPV module testing by providing tandem filters and assembly assistance; (4) Identify and develop materials for optical interference coatings that are stable at higher temperatures than current materials; and (5) Improve the understanding of the directional and spectral reflectance and transmittance characterization of the completed tandem filters to insure the veracity of the characterization data and to provide useful feedback to the tandem filter development process. This development effort has been a collaboration between KAPL and its contracted development partner, Rugate Technologies Inc.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
903185
Report Number(s):
LM-07K001b
TRN: US200720%%200
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC12-00SN39357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COATINGS; DESIGN; ENERGY CONVERSION; FABRICATION; FEEDBACK; PERFORMANCE; SPECTRAL REFLECTANCE; TESTING

Citation Formats

Fourspring PM. Tandem Filter Development for Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion from January 2003 to February 2006. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/903185.
Fourspring PM. Tandem Filter Development for Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion from January 2003 to February 2006. United States. doi:10.2172/903185.
Fourspring PM. Mon . "Tandem Filter Development for Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion from January 2003 to February 2006". United States. doi:10.2172/903185. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/903185.
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abstractNote = {The intent of this report is to summarize the tandem filter development for spectral control of thermophotovoltaic energy conversion from January 2003 to the termination of the program in February 2006 and to closeout tandem filter development in order to capture the knowledge gained from the development effort. Over the last three years, the goals of the tandem filter development have been the following: (1) Study the limits of the design of the interference optical coatings component of a tandem filter in order to develop higher performance designs; (2) Enhance the fabrication process of the optical interference coatings to increase the fidelity with the intended design and allow more complex, higher performing designs; (3) Support TPV module testing by providing tandem filters and assembly assistance; (4) Identify and develop materials for optical interference coatings that are stable at higher temperatures than current materials; and (5) Improve the understanding of the directional and spectral reflectance and transmittance characterization of the completed tandem filters to insure the veracity of the characterization data and to provide useful feedback to the tandem filter development process. This development effort has been a collaboration between KAPL and its contracted development partner, Rugate Technologies Inc.},
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year = {Mon Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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