Photovoltaic Array Space Power Plus Diagnostics Experiment
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND HANSCOM AFB MA GEOPHYSICS LAB
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The objective of the Photovoltaic Array Space Power Plus Diagnostics PASP Plus experiment is to measure the effects of the interaction of the low- to mid-altitude space environment on the performance of a diverse set of small solar-cell arrays planar and concentrator, representative of present and future military technologies under differing conditions of velocity-vector orientation and simulated by biasing high-voltage operation. Solar arrays to be tested include Si and GaAs planar arrays and several types of GaAs concentrator arrays. Diagnostics a Langmuir probe and a pressure gauge and a transient pulse monitor to measure radiated and conducted EMI during arcing will be used to determine the impact of the environment on array operation to help various interactions models.
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