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Study of Power Options for Jupiter and Outer Planet Missions
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Author and Affiliation:
Landis, Geoffrey A.(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH United States)
Fincannon, James(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH United States)
Abstract: Power for missions to Jupiter and beyond presents a challenging goal for photovoltaic power systems, but NASA missions including Juno and the upcoming Europa Clipper mission have shown that it is possible to operate solar arrays at Jupiter. This work analyzes photovoltaic technologies for use in Jupiter and outer planet missions, including both conventional arrays, as well as analyzing the advantages of advanced solar cells, concentrator arrays, and thin film technologies. Index Terms - space exploration, spacecraft solar arrays, solar electric propulsion, photovoltaic cells, concentrator, Fresnel lens, Jupiter missions, outer planets.
Publication Date: Jun 14, 2015
Document ID:
20160004679
(Acquired Apr 11, 2016)
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION; LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: GRC-E-DAA-TN24225
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-42); 42nd; 14-19 Jun. 2015; New Orleans, LA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; New York, NY, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 717302.04.03.01.03
Financial Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH United States
Organization Source: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; JUPITER (PLANET); EUROPA; GRAND TOURS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIATION; SOLAR ARRAYS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; FRESNEL LENSES; SOLAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SATURN (PLANET); SPACE EXPLORATION; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS
Other Descriptors: PHOTOVOLTAICS; JUPITER; CONCENTRATORS
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