Solar Cell Measurement System for NPS Spacecraft Architecture and Technology Demonstration Satellite, NPSAT1

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Salmon, John
Phelps, Ron
Michael, Sherif
Loomis, Herschel
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2003-08
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Rapid changes in semiconductor technologies over the last decade have spawned new interest in developing higher efficiency solar cells which are capable of using a broader part of the light spectrum. The Naval Postgraduate School’s NPSAT1, launching in the Spring of 2006, will include a subsystem which can be used to measure the performance of the new solar cells, providing an ability to combine functions previously available on only individual discrete components onto a single chip. The ability can help make space more accessible by reducing cost and complexity.
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Space Systems Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
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17th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites
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This 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.
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