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Conductive space solar cell coverglass replacement technology
Author(s): Zach S. Levin; David M. Wilt; Ryan Hoffman; Dale Ferguson
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Paper Abstract

A flexible space solar cell coverglass replacement called Pseudomorphic Glass (PMG) has been under investigation in hopes of providing a robust, flexible, high transmissivity replacement for conventional coverglass. PMG is composed of conventional cover glass and/or fused silica in the form of small spheres incorporated in a variety of polymer matrices. The glass spheres provide the primary radiation protection and the polymer matrix provides the mechanical integrity. PMG development has recently focused on technologies for providing the electrical conductivity required to dissipate environmental charging, even in the presence of electric propulsion plumes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8981, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III, 89810W (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045450
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Zach S. Levin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
David M. Wilt, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ryan Hoffman, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Dale Ferguson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8981:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III
Alexandre Freundlich; Jean-François Guillemoles, Editor(s)

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