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Results of the 1981 NASA/JPL balloon flight solar cell calibration programThe calibration of the direct conversion of solar energy through use of solar cells at high altitudes by balloon flight is reported. Twenty seven modules were carried to an altitude of 35.4 kilometers. Silicon cells are stable for long periods of time and can be used as standards. It is demonstrated that the cell mounting cavity may be either black or white with equal validity in setting solar simulators. The calibrated cells can be used as reference standards in simulator testing of cells and arrays.
Document ID
19820009736
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Seaman, C. H.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Weiss, R. S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
January 15, 1982
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
Report/Patent Number
JPL-PUB-81-115
NASA-CR-168442
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 506-55-45-01
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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