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Analysis of Direct Solar Illumination on the Backside of Space Station Solar CellsThe International Space Station (ISS) is a complex spacecraft that will take several years to assemble in orbit. During many of the assembly and maintenance procedures, the space station's large solar arrays must he locked, which can significantly reduce power generation. To date, power generation analyses have not included power generation from the backside of the solar cells in a desire to produce a conservative analysis. This paper describes the testing of ISS solar cell backside power generation, analytical modeling and analysis results on an ISS assembly mission.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Delleur, Ann M.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Kerslake, Thomas W.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Scheiman, David A.
(Ohio Aerospace Inst. Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1999
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:209377
Meeting Information
Meeting: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Country: Canada
Start Date: August 1, 1999
End Date: August 5, 1999
Sponsors: Society of Automotive Engineers
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 575-15-69
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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