Accession Number : AD0164337

Title :   Vertical Junction Hardened Solar Cell.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wise,Joseph F.

Report Date : 12 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention provides a solar cell, primarily for use in outer space, having optimum conversion efficiency by having all charge carriers formed in relatively close proximity to a junction. The combined results obtained from the disclosed structure is a cell that has a much longer operating life in outer space and an improved efficiency such that for output equivalent to prior devices approximately only one half the area, weight, and volume of existing similar devices is required.

Descriptors :   *Spacecraft components, *Solar cells, *Patents, Radiation hardening, Neutrons, Space environments, Life expectancy

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE