Accession Number:

AD0668144

Title:

SOLAR CELL POWER SYSTEMS FOR APL SATELLITES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Since 1959, the Applied Physics Laboratory has designed and launched 31 earth satellites. From very simple, low-power design in 1959, there have developed much more sophisticated solar cell power systems that generate higher power levels. This paper describes the development of various power systems and the application of several control techniques for improving satellite operating performance and reliability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE