Accession Number : AD0723315

Title :   Improvements in CdS Thin Film Solar Cells.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 69-31 Oct 70,

Corporate Author : CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dunn,William F.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The report is concerned with two areas in the cadmium sulfide thin film solar cell development program: (1) a report on space flight testing of CdS cells and (2) results of a development program for improving the stability and efficiency of the standard CdS cell. Two space flight tests of CdS cells are reported. The first test, ARX-701, contained two CdS panels on the OV1-13 Satellite. The second space flight test contained one CdS panel, ARX-901, and was flown on the OV1-17 Satellite. A development program for obtaining engineering measurements from the CdS cell was carried out. A study was made of heating effects on the cadmium sulfide thin film cell after formation of the barrier layer. Additional investigations were made of low pressure laminations, a silver coated glass powder for metallized substrate use and variations in gridding attachment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CELLS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, CADMIUM SULFIDES, FLIGHT TESTING, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE