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The effect of low energy protons on silicon solar cells with simulated coverglass cracksResults of a series of low-energy proton (LEP) tests are presented. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of low-energy protons on the electrical performance of solar cells with simulated cracked covers. The results of the tests were then related to the space environment. A matrix of LEP tests was set up using solar cells with simulated cracks to determine the effect on electrical performance as a function of fluence, energy, crack width, coverglass adhesive shielding, crack location, and solar cell size. The results of the test were, for the most part, logical, and consistent.
Document ID
19920070570
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gasner, S. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Anspaugh, B. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Francis, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Marvin, D. (Aerospace Corp. El Segundo, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Meeting Information
IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference(Las Vegas, NV)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other