Accession Number:

AD0262005

Title:

SOLAR SPECTRUM SIMULATOR. SPACE ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR FOR TESTING SOLAR CELLS

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MOUNT VERNON RESEARCH CO ALEXANDRIA VA

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Report Date:

1960-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A device is to be developed which will simulate the space environment so that the performance in space of solar cells and arrays of them can be realistically evaluated in the laboratory. The environment includes three basic parameters solar radiation, pressure, and thermal conditions. An argon stabilized, DC, plasma arc was developed as a light source to simulate the solar radiation in both color distribution and intensity from 0.2 to 2.0 microns wavelength. A vacuum chamber with liquid nitrogen cooled walls was built to simulate the effects on solar cells of pressure and thermal conditions in space. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE