Accession Number:

AD0723315

Title:

Improvements in CdS Thin Film Solar Cells.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Nov 69-31 Oct 70,

Corporate Author:

CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The report is concerned with two areas in the cadmium sulfide thin film solar cell development program 1 a report on space flight testing of CdS cells and 2 results of a development program for improving the stability and efficiency of the standard CdS cell. Two space flight tests of CdS cells are reported. The first test, ARX-701, contained two CdS panels on the OV1-13 Satellite. The second space flight test contained one CdS panel, ARX-901, and was flown on the OV1-17 Satellite. A development program for obtaining engineering measurements from the CdS cell was carried out. A study was made of heating effects on the cadmium sulfide thin film cell after formation of the barrier layer. Additional investigations were made of low pressure laminations, a silver coated glass powder for metallized substrate use and variations in gridding attachment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE