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Next generation meta-material based SMART and FLEXible optical solar reflectors

Next generation meta-material based SMART and FLEXible optical solar reflectors

Objective

SMART-FLEX aims at developing a radically new type of Optical Solar Reflector (OSR), that combines the flexibility and ease of use of Silver / Teflon foils with the performance and durability of quartz tile OSRs and with the temperature variable emissivity of Smart Radiation Devices. The new OSR will consist of an extremely thin, fully inorganic, metamaterial coating deposited on the first, space-facing surface of a flexible foil. The SMART-FLEX product that we envision is implemented on a 2 MIL foil of A4 or larger format, with an integrated pressure sensitive and conductive adhesive on the back side, and can be easily applied on the outer skin of radiator panels, or on other planar, curved or bendable structure directly exposed to the space environment.
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Coordinator

NIL TECHNOLOGY APS

Address

Diplomvej 381
2800 Kongens Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 559 375

Participants (3)

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CONSORZIO CREO-CENTRO RICERCHE ELETTRO OTTICHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 607 500

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 516 407,50

MAPRAD SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 364 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821932

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 047 657,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 047 657,50

Coordinated by:

NIL TECHNOLOGY APS

Denmark