Accession Number:

ADA101317

Title:

High Efficiency Solar Panel. Phase II. Gallium Arsenide.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 77-30 Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO LOS ANGELES CALIF SPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

The goals of the GaAs High Efficiency Solar Panel Program were to demonstrate experimentally that space cells with efficiencies of 16 or better can be consistently produced. In developing the cells, fabrication processes were to be streamlined and perfected so cells are readily producible in large quantities. All the goals of the program were met in that the process for growing cells with efficiencies greater than 16 was fully developed. Cells with efficiencies greater than 18 were produced. A comprehensive qualification test program was successfully conducted, and the GaAs cells are now fully space qualified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE