Accession Number : AD0487634

Title :   IRRADIATION OF SOLAR CELL SUB-PANELS WITH 0.8 MEV ELECTRONS,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Reynard, D. L.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The silicon solar cell has radiation degradation characteristics which have been thoroughly investigated, and, as a result, are well-established. The radiation sensitivity of groups of these cells assembled into modules, however, had not been investigated prior to the performance of this experiment. The objective of the experiment was to observe the sensitivity of the LMSC solar cell sub-panel (a ten-cell in parallel module) as compared to single solar cells. Any variation of this sensitivity among various manufacturing batches was to be established. As a result of the experiment it was found that the manufacturing processes currently used do not affect the radiation properties of the module. The module suffers radiation degradation at the same rate as do single solar cells. No batch-to-batch differences of these properties were found. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, SILICON), ELECTRONS, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, SENSITIVITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TEMPERATURE, DEGRADATION.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE