High Efficiency Solar Panel. Phase II. Gallium Arsenide.
Final rept. 15 Sep 77-30 Sep 80,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO LOS ANGELES CALIF SPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
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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
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Unmanned Spacecraft