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Performance of high-efficiency advanced triple-junction solar panels for the LILT Mission Dawn

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dc.contributor.author Fatemi, Navid S.
dc.contributor.author Sharma, Surya
dc.contributor.author Buitrago, Oscar
dc.contributor.author Sharps, Paul R.
dc.contributor.author Blok, Ron
dc.contributor.author Kroon, Martin
dc.contributor.author Jalink, Cees
dc.contributor.author Harris, Robin
dc.contributor.author Stella, Paul
dc.contributor.author Distefano, Sal
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-06T21:04:21Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-06T21:04:21Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-03
dc.identifier.citation 31 Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and Exhibition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, January 3-7, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0036
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.hand²le.net/2014/40632
dc.description.abstract NASA's Discovery Mission Dawn is designed to (LILT) conditions. operate within the solar system's Asteroid belt, where the large distance from the sun creates a low-intensity, low-temperature (LILT) condition. To meet the mission power requirements under LlLT conditions, very high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells were selected to power the spacecraft to be built by Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) under contract with JPL. Emcore's InGaP/InGaAs/Ge advanced triple-junction (ATJ) solar cells, exhibiting an average air mass zero (AMO) efficiency of greater than 27.6% (one-sun, 28°C), were used to populate the solar panels [1]. The two solar array wings, to be built by Dutch Space, with 5 large- area panels each (total area of 36.4 m²) are projected to produce between 10.3 kWe and 1.3 kWe of end-of life (EOL) power in the 1.0 to 3.0 AU range, respectively. The details of the solar panel design, testing and power analysis are presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 663432 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject low-intensity, low-temperature (LILT) en
dc.subject triple junction solar cells en
dc.subject Dawn en
dc.subject solar array en
dc.title Performance of high-efficiency advanced triple-junction solar panels for the LILT Mission Dawn en
dc.type Preprint en


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