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Solar Arrays for Low-Irradiance Low-Temperature and High-Radiation Environments
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Author and Affiliation:
Boca, Andreea [Principal Investigator](Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stella, Paul(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kerestes, Christopher(SolAero Technologies, Corp., Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Sharps, Paul(SolAero Technologies, Corp., Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Abstract: This is the Base Period final report DRAFT for the JPL task 'Solar Arrays for Low-Irradiance Low-Temperature and High-Radiation Environments', under Task Plan 77-16518 TA # 21, for NASA's Extreme Environments Solar Power (EESP) project. This report covers the Base period of performance, 7/18/2016 through 5/2/2017.The goal of this project is to develop an ultra-high efficiency lightweight scalable solar array technology for low irradiance, low temperature and high-radiation (LILT/Rad) environments. The benefit this technology will bring to flight systems is a greater than 20 reduction in solar array surface area, and a six-fold reduction in solar array mass and volume. The EESP project objectives are summarized in the 'NRA Goal' column of Table 1. Throughout this report, low irradiance low temperature (LILT) refers to 5AU -125 C test conditions; beginning of life (BOL) refers to the cell state prior to radiation exposure; and end of life (EOL) refers to the test article condition after exposure to a radiation dose of 4e15 1MeV e(-)/cm(exp 2).
Publication Date: Apr 26, 2017
Document ID:
20170010685
(Acquired Nov 13, 2017)
Subject Category: SOLAR PHYSICS; SPACE RADIATION
Report/Patent Number: GRC-E-DAA-TN46844
Coverage: Final Report; 18 Jul. 2016 - 2 May 2017
Document Type: Technical Report
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNN12AA01C; WBS 432938.11.01.03.06.01.05
Financial Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Organization Source: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 47p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Public use permitted
NASA Terms: DESIGN OPTIMIZATION; IRRADIANCE; LOW TEMPERATURE; METAMORPHISM (GEOLOGY); RADIATION DOSAGE; SOLAR ARRAYS; STELLAR MASS; ENERGY GAPS (SOLID STATE); DOSAGE; METALORGANIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION; SOLAR CELLS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE
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