Accession Number:

AD0270131

Title:

SOLAR CELL ARRAY OPTIMIZATION

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Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA PRINCETON N J DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

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Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Preliminary specifications are given for two optimized solar-cell-array systems. The primary optimization criterion applied was to obtain the maximum electrical power conversion of solar energy in space per unit of system weight, consistent with required minimum reliability and maximum permissible packaged volume. SpecificAREAS CONSIDERED ARE, PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIALS, CRYSTAL CONVERSION, SOLAR CELL CIRCUIT SIMULATION, ARRAY INTERCONNECTION OPTIMIZATION, ADHESIVES, ARRAY STRUCTURES, FOAM INFLATION, THERMAL DESIGN, TEMPERATURE AND INTENSITY EFFECTS, AND LAUNCH ENVIRONMENT. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE