宇宙用シリコン太陽電池の放電による電気性能劣化 [in Japanese] Degradation of Electric Performance Due to Electrostatic Discharge on Silicon Solar Cell for Space [in Japanese]
Access this Article
Search this Article
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) occurs on the solar array due to space plasma interaction. It is considered that solar cell suffers degradation of electric performance, once ESD occurs at the solar cell edge. In order to study the degradation of solar cell electrical performance, we performed ESD tests on Si solar cell in a vacuum chamber. After the ESD tests the solar cell maximum power decreased. We found the damage on surface electrode in the vicinity of ESD spot. Infrared emission due to current leak was found at the spot. The solar cell degraded due to the leak resistance produced by ESD.
- JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES
JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES 55(647), 590-596, 2007-12-05
THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES