Development of space solar cells at Spectrolab

J. Boisvert, D. Law, Richard King, D. Bhusari, X. Liu, S. Mesropian, D. Larrabee, R. Woo, K. Edmondson, D. Krut, D. Peterson, K. Rouhani, B. Benedikt, N. Karam

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Abstract

High efficiency Inverted Metamorphic (IMM) and Semiconductor Bonded Technology (SBT) multi-junction solar cells have been under development at Spectrolab for use in space and near space applications. This paper will review the present state-of-the-art of this technology at Spectrolab with an emphasis on performance characterization data at operating conditions that these solar cells will experience in flight. Solar cell current-bias characteristics under illumination (LIV) at AM0 28°C are presented along with external quantum efficiency measurements that are used to verify the X-25 solar simulator LIV short circuit current density. A mechanical and thermal stress model has been used to predict mechanical stresses on a ultra-lightweight panel assembly in orbit and will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages1528-1531
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

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Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/19/116/24/11

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Solar cells
Bias currents
Space applications
Quantum efficiency
Thermal stress
Short circuit currents
Orbits
Current density
Lighting
Simulators
Semiconductor materials
Multi-junction solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Boisvert, J., Law, D., King, R., Bhusari, D., Liu, X., Mesropian, S., ... Karam, N. (2011). Development of space solar cells at Spectrolab. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1528-1531). [6186250] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186250

Development of space solar cells at Spectrolab. / Boisvert, J.; Law, D.; King, Richard; Bhusari, D.; Liu, X.; Mesropian, S.; Larrabee, D.; Woo, R.; Edmondson, K.; Krut, D.; Peterson, D.; Rouhani, K.; Benedikt, B.; Karam, N.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 1528-1531 6186250.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Boisvert, J, Law, D, King, R, Bhusari, D, Liu, X, Mesropian, S, Larrabee, D, Woo, R, Edmondson, K, Krut, D, Peterson, D, Rouhani, K, Benedikt, B & Karam, N 2011, Development of space solar cells at Spectrolab. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6186250, pp. 1528-1531, 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011, Seattle, WA, United States, 6/19/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186250
Boisvert J, Law D, King R, Bhusari D, Liu X, Mesropian S et al. Development of space solar cells at Spectrolab. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 1528-1531. 6186250 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186250
Boisvert, J. ; Law, D. ; King, Richard ; Bhusari, D. ; Liu, X. ; Mesropian, S. ; Larrabee, D. ; Woo, R. ; Edmondson, K. ; Krut, D. ; Peterson, D. ; Rouhani, K. ; Benedikt, B. ; Karam, N. / Development of space solar cells at Spectrolab. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. pp. 1528-1531
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