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Recent Progress on the Stretched Lens Array (SLA)At the last Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology Conference, SPRAT XVII, held during the fateful week of 9/11/01, our team presented a paper on the early developments related to the new Stretched Lens Array (SLA), including its evolution from the successful SCARLET array on the NASA/JPL Deep Space 1 spacecraft. Within the past two years, the SLA team has made significant progress in the SLA technology, including the successful fabrication and testing of a complete four-panel prototype solar array wing (Fig. 1). The prototype wing verified the mechanical and structural design of the rigid-panel SLA approach, including multiple successful demonstrations of automatic wing deployment. One panel in the prototype wing included four fully functional photovoltaic receivers, employing triple-junction solar cells.
Document ID
20050206363
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
O'Neill, Markl (Entech, Inc. Keller, TX, United States)
McDanal, A. J. (Entech, Inc. Keller, TX, United States)
Piszczor, Michael (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
George, Patrick (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Eskenazi, Michael (Able Engineering Co., Inc. Goleta, CA, United States)
Botke, Matthew (Able Engineering Co., Inc. Goleta, CA, United States)
Edwards, David (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hoppe, David (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Brandhorst, Henry (Auburn Univ. AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: 18th Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology Conference
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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