Airbus recognizes MicroLink as key supplier for Zephyr UAV platform

MicroLink Devices, a producer of solar arrays for satellite and aircraft, has announced it has been recognized by Airbus Defence and Space as a supplier for the Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) UAV platform, the company said.

MicroLink Devices manufactures a high-efficiency solar sheet product line that is an enabling technology for electrically powered UAVs and pseudo-satellites which have significant area and weight constraints. The combination of high-efficiency and low mass enabled by MicroLink´s epitaxial lift-off (ELO) inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cells provides superior performance unmatched by any other solar cell technology.

MicroLink Devices is an American-owned, ISO 9001 certified company that specializes in the growth of epitaxial structures that are used to make the high-performance transistors and power amplifiers that are essential to the high-speed communications industry.