Accession Number:

AD0605957

Title:

DESIGN CRITERIA FOR SILICON SOLAR CELL POWER SUPPLIES,

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Corporate Author:

TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1959-02-27

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

General principles of design are outlined for the use of silicon solar cells for power in space probes. Several electrical characteristics important to design are considered. Analysis of possible geometric configurations of solar cells is given along with a semi-empirical method. Mention is made of temperatures and temperature control. The results are used to indicate a design approach.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE