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Results of the 1997 JPL Balloon Flight Solar Cell Calibration ProgramThe 1997 solar cell calibration balloon flight campaign consisted of three flights, the first flight on June 11, 1997, the second flight on August 2, 1997, and the third flight on August 24, 1997. One flight, flown on August 14, 1997, was terminated early because of a telemetry transmitter failure, and its payload was reflown on the August 24 flight. All objectives of the flight program were met. Ninety-eight modules were carried to an altitude of approximately 120,000 ft (36.6 km). Full I-V curves were measured on 32 of these modules, and output at a fixed load was measured on 66 modules. This data was corrected to 28 C and to 1 AU (1.496 x 10(exp 8) km). The calibrated cells have been returned to the participants and can now be used as reference standards in simulator testing of cells and arrays.
Document ID
19990031962
Document Type
Other
Authors
Anspaugh, B. E. (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
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1997
Subject Category
Energy Production and Conversion
Report/Patent Number
JPL-Publ-97-23
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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