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results of the 1999 jpl balloon flight solar cell calibration programThe 1999 solar cell calibration balloon flight campaign consisted of two flights, which occurred on June 14, 1999, and July 6, 1999. All objectives of the flight program were met. Fifty-seven modules were carried to an altitude of approximately equal to 120,000 ft (36.6 km). Full I-V curves were measured on five of these modules, and output at a fixed load was measured on forty-three modules (forty-five cells), with some modules repeated on the second flight. 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 their owners and can now be used as reference standards in simulator testing of cells and arrays.
Document ID
20000048812
Document Type
Other
Authors
Anspaugh, B. E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Mueller, R. L.
(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 7, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2000
Subject Category
Energy Production and Conversion
Report/Patent Number
JPL-Publ-00-1
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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