Initial on-orbit performance analysis of Inverted Metamorphic (IMM3J) solar cells on MISSE-7

Kenneth M. Edmondson, Alex Howard, Paul Hausgen, Phillip Jenkins, Dhananjay Bhusari, Sonya Wierman, Shoghig Mesropian, Daniel C. Law, Rina Bardfield, Richard R. King, Nasser H. Karam

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Abstract

Prototype Inverted Metamorphic (IMM3J) cells were grown and fabricated and assembled onto an experimental flight coupon for inclusion on the 7 th Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-7). This paper examines the first eleven months of on-orbit data of prototype IMM3J solar cells in a low earth orbit (LEO) environment. The prototype IMM3J solar cells show excellent electrical and mechanical stability over the first eleven months in orbit with 97-98% in Jsc and maximum power (Pmp) retention for the four actively measured IMM3J solar cells. The loss in Jsc and Pmp is likely due to etching of the anti-reflective glasscover coating due to atomic oxygen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Pages3719-3723
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Edmondson, K. M., Howard, A., Hausgen, P., Jenkins, P., Bhusari, D., Wierman, S., Mesropian, S., Law, D. C., Bardfield, R., King, R. R., & Karam, N. H. (2011). Initial on-orbit performance analysis of Inverted Metamorphic (IMM3J) solar cells on MISSE-7. In Program - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 (pp. 3719-3723). [6185958] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6185958