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dc.contributor.advisorMichael, Sherif
dc.contributor.authorCrespin, Aaron L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:48Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:48Z
dc.date.issued2004-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1447
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe effects of radiation in GaAs solar cells has been extensively researched and the results of numerous investigation have yielded a considerable amount of information about the degradation in irradiated solar cells. This thesis establishes a novel method in which to use Silvaco's physically-based device simulator, ATLAS, to model the effects of radiation on solar cell output characteristics. A virtual model representing a single junction GaAs solar cell was created in ATLAS. The effects of radiation were modeled using carrier trapping statements representing the defects associated with various fluence levels of 1 MeV electron radiation which were characterized with Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy techniques. The resulting output characteristics of the virtual solar cell, illuminated with a simulated AM0 spectrum, were compared to published experimental measurements for GaAs solar cells of the same dimensions. The virtual solar cell demonstrated a good correlation between the measured and virtual solar cell output characteristics and accurate representation of the spectral response. Complete ATLAS and MATLAB codes are included in appendices.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anovelpproachtom109451447
dc.format.extentxvi, 67 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSolar cellsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEffect of radiation onen_US
dc.subject.lcshRadiationen_US
dc.subject.lcshATLAS (Computer)en_US
dc.titleA novel approach to modeling the effects of radiation in Gallium-Arsenide solar cells using Silvaco's atlas softwareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKarunasiri, Gamani
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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