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Parametric analysis of ATM solar array.The paper discusses the methods used for the calculation of ATM solar array performance characteristics and provides the parametric analysis of solar panels used in SKYLAB. To predict the solar array performance under conditions other than test conditions, a mathematical model has been developed. Four computer programs have been used to convert the solar simulator test data to the parametric curves. The first performs module summations, the second determines average solar cell characteristics which will cause a mathematical model to generate a curve matching the test data, the third is a polynomial fit program which determines the polynomial equations for the solar cell characteristics versus temperature, and the fourth program uses the polynomial coefficients generated by the polynomial curve fit program to generate the parametric data.
Document ID
19730053605
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Singh, B. K. (Combustion Engineering, Inc. Chattanooga, Tenn., United States)
Adkisson, W. B. (Sperry Rand Corp. Space Support Div., Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Subject Category
AUXILIARY SYSTEMS
Meeting Information
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(Philadelphia, PA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-21812
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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