Accession Number : ADD000068

Title :   Shingled Array of Solar Cells.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Leinkram,Charles Z ; Oaks,William D

Report Date : 30 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent concerns a method of mounting solar cells in an array. In the solar cell array, the cells are arranged on thermally conductive but electrically insulative Si wafer and prominences so that they overlap each other in a shingled structure but their bottom surfaces are supported and remain parallel to the top surface of the mounting wafer. The array structure permits series wiring of the cells and provides a rugged structure having a thermally conductive path from the solar cells through the mounting elements.

Descriptors :   *Solar cells, *Mountings, *Patents, Thermal conductivity, Satellites(Artificial), Spacecraft components

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE