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solar cell calibration facility validation of balloon flight data: a comparison of shuttle and balloon flight resultsThe Solar Cell Calibration Facility (SCCF) experiment was designed and built to evaluate the effect of the Earth's upper atmosphere on the calibration of solar cell standards. During execution of the experiment, a collection of carefully selected solar cells was flown on the shuttle, and reflown on a high-altitude balloon, then their outputs were compared. After correction to standard temperature and intensity values of 28 C and an Earth-Sun distance of 1 AU, the solar cell outputs during the two flights were found to be identical. The conclusion is therefore that the high-altitude balloon flights are very good vehicles for calibrating solar cells for use as space flight reference standards.
Document ID
19860010114
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Anspaugh, B. E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Downing, R. G.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sidwell, L. B.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 1985
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-176528
NAS 1.26:176528
JPL-PUB-85-78
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 506-55-45-06
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-918
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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