Accession Number:

AD0294016

Title:

LARGE AREA THIN FILM CADMIUM SULFIDE SOLAR CELL ARRAY INVESTIGATION

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Corporate Author:

HARSHAW CHEMICAL CO CLEVELAND OHIO

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Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The major factor ow preventi g cc pta ce of e C S film solar cell as p otovol ic conver er for p c u illi ry power sys ems is that it is un es unproven in the space enviro . T TI G OF HE C S fil cell under the conditions of space and the conditions tha woul b ncounter d in getting arrays into sp ce is e principal objec iv eco ry objectives ar to improve the p rfor a ce of th CdS film cell an to ob i b r unders ndi g of e fu dam ntal gov rning t e operation of t is c ll. F ULL C LE EFFORTS WERE EXERTED ON THE D SIGN OF CdS film cell arrays on tabili y s u ie and environmental and performance t sting and on t e cons ruc io of c ll a arrays for he orbital evaluation panels. A final design of C DS film cell rr ys for he orbi al test was evolved, and arr ys of this desig succe sfully met require ents for s ock acc leration and t mperature cycling with no disc r ible ill ffect . A stock pile of large are CdS FILM CELLS OF GR ATER TH CO V R IO EFFICIENCY WAS BUIL UP. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE