Accession Number:

ADA220967

Title:

Photovoltaic Array Space Power Plus Diagnostics Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND HANSCOM AFB MA GEOPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE