Accession Number : ADA331959

Title :   Photovoltaic Array Space Power Plus Diagnostics (PASP Plus) Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 90-Jun 96,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Guidice, D. A. ; Davis, V. A. ; Curtis, H. B. ; Ferguson, D. C. ; Hastings, D. E.

PDF Url : ADA331959

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : The Photovoltaic Array Space Power Plus Diagnostics (PASP Plus) experiment flew on the Advanced Photovoltaic and Electronics Experiments (APEX) spacecraft and operated from August 1994 to June 1996. It collected information on parasitic current collection at high positive bias, negative potential arcing at high negative bias, and long-term radiation damage on 12 different solar cell technologies. This report summarizes the results from this experiment.

Descriptors :   *PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, ELECTRONICS, SPACECRAFT, TEST METHODS, LONG RANGE(TIME), SOLAR CELLS, FLOW CHARTING, CIRCUIT BOARDS, BIAS, COLLECTION, RADIATION DAMAGE.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE