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Non-Solar Photovoltaics for Small Space Missions
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Author and Affiliation:
Landis, Geoffrey A.(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bailey, Sheila G.(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Clark, Eric B.(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Myers, Matthew G.(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Piszazor, Michael F.(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Murbach, Marcus S.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: NASA has missions planned to targets in the solar system ranging from the permanently shadowed craters of Mercury to the icy reaches of the Kuiper belt and beyond. In 2011, the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) requested the NASA Ames and Glenn Research Centers to assess the potential of small power supplies based on direct conversion of energy from radioisotope sources for future NASA missions; and in particular to assess whether alphavoltaic and betavoltaic power sources could be of potential benefit in small missions, as well as examining the use of miniaturized thermophotovoltaic power supplies. This paper summarizes the results of that assessment.
Publication Date: Jun 03, 2012
Document ID:
20150009918
(Acquired Jun 05, 2015)
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Report/Patent Number: E-664100
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 38); 38th; 3-8 Jun. 2012; Austin, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Piscataway, NJ, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 887359.02.05.03
Financial Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; RADIOISOTOPE BATTERIES; BETA PARTICLES; ALPHA PARTICLES; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; SPACE EXPLORATION; SPACE MISSIONS; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION
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