Accession Number:

AD0749477

Title:

Real-Time Space and Nuclear Effects on Solar Cells (Accelerated Evaluation Methods).

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 17 May 71-17 May 72,

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

A technique is being developed for the accelerated evaluation of silicon solar cells to be used in extended space missions during which weapons environments may also be encountered. Standard NP silicon cells, as well as lithium doped silicon cells, are being used as test samples during the development and verification of the evaluation method. The report discusses an analysis of existing literature and the philosophy of approach to the problem resulting from the analysis. An exploratory test program designed to augment existing data and to further develop the method of approach is described. Also, a real-time test currently underway which involves NP and Lithium doped solar cells exposed simultaneously to low-flux electron and proton radiation plus illumination is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE