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Solar array development for the surface of Mars

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dc.contributor.author Mardesich, N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dawson, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rapp, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sharps, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.author Aiken, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Spence, B. R. en_US
dc.contributor.author White, S. F. en_US
dc.contributor.author King, R. P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Edmonson, K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-17T19:42:31Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-17T19:42:31Z
dc.date.issued 2003-05-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 30th IEEE PV Specialists Conference 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Osaka, Japan en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2805 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/10944
dc.description.abstract JPL's missions to Mars have revealed factors that have an adverse impact on the performance of Mars Surface Solar Arrays. These factors included a spectrum shift toward the red wavelengths, atmospheric scattering and absorption and an accumulation of Mars surface dust on the arrays. All of these factors will reduce the power generated from state of the art triple junction solar cells used by earth orbiting satellites. This paper will report the results of JPL supported work conducted by US solar array manufacturers to increase the performance of solar arrays for future Mars surface missions. JPL awarded four vendors contracts to evaluate methods of improving power generation on the surface of Mars. These four contracts cover the redesign of the existing triple junction solar cell, modifying solar simulator output to match the Mars surface spectrum and techniques to control or remove dust from the surface of the arrays. The methodology and results of this evaluation will be presented in this paper. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Mars solar arrays en_US
dc.title Solar array development for the surface of Mars en_US


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