Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613998
Title:
EFFECTS OF SOLAR CELL IMPROVEMENTS ON SATELLITE DESIGN
Author:
Wolff, George; Ellion, M. Edmund
Affiliation:
Hughes Aircraft Company
Issue Date:
1981-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
Recent advancements in gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cell technology have resulted in appreciable improvements in solar panel performance. The effects of these improvements on weight, size, and power are discussed for three typical satellites: a spin stabilized satellite with rigid drum panels, a 3-axis stabilized satellite with rigid fold-out arrays, and a 3-axis satellite with flexible roll-out arrays. The satellites chosen for these examples are the Hughes HS 376 series standard commercial spin-stabilized satellite, the NASA Solar Max Mission Satellite, and the NASA Large Space Telescope Satellite. The discussion also includes the effects of radiation at synchronous orbits compared to low earth orbits and the effects of temperature on the performance of the solar panel. Typical advantages of a GaAs solar cell spinning array having a beginning of life (BOL) 1 kW power level, in synchronous orbit, over the most efficient silicon solar panels are a reduction of 27 percent in area and a reduction of 7 percent in weight. The improvements are even more dramatic for higher temperatures as will be discussed in the text of this paper. These GaAs solar cells are expected to be available in production quantities by 1985 at a price close to that of silicon cells.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
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http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEFFECTS OF SOLAR CELL IMPROVEMENTS ON SATELLITE DESIGNen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolff, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorEllion, M. Edmunden
dc.contributor.departmentHughes Aircraft Companyen
dc.date.issued1981-10-
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractRecent advancements in gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cell technology have resulted in appreciable improvements in solar panel performance. The effects of these improvements on weight, size, and power are discussed for three typical satellites: a spin stabilized satellite with rigid drum panels, a 3-axis stabilized satellite with rigid fold-out arrays, and a 3-axis satellite with flexible roll-out arrays. The satellites chosen for these examples are the Hughes HS 376 series standard commercial spin-stabilized satellite, the NASA Solar Max Mission Satellite, and the NASA Large Space Telescope Satellite. The discussion also includes the effects of radiation at synchronous orbits compared to low earth orbits and the effects of temperature on the performance of the solar panel. Typical advantages of a GaAs solar cell spinning array having a beginning of life (BOL) 1 kW power level, in synchronous orbit, over the most efficient silicon solar panels are a reduction of 27 percent in area and a reduction of 7 percent in weight. The improvements are even more dramatic for higher temperatures as will be discussed in the text of this paper. These GaAs solar cells are expected to be available in production quantities by 1985 at a price close to that of silicon cells.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613998-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
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