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Research on the mathematical and simulated models of photovoltaic cells for laser power beaming in space
Author(s): Yewei Yang; Donglai Zhang; Xiaojiang Li
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Paper Abstract

Future space missions may use laser power beaming systems with a high power laser to transmit light to a photovoltaic array receiver. The photovoltaic array receiver can be mounted to a satellite or a spacecraft. To investigate the V-I and P-V characteristics of photovoltaic cells (PV cells) under laser illumination, a mathematical model and simulation model related to the voltage and current of PV cells is studied. Based on the MATLAB simulation tool, the simulated V-I and P-V characteristics of PV cells for various irradiances are presented. To validate the simulated results, three experiments are designed. The results obtained by experimenting are compared with the simulated results, and the difference between them is not apparent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9449, The International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering (icPOE 2014), 944912 (19 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2074366
Show Author Affiliations
Yewei Yang, The Academy of Equipment Command and Technology (China)
Donglai Zhang, The Academy of Equipment Command and Technology (China)
Xiaojiang Li, The Academy of Equipment Command and Technology (China)
State Key Lab. of Laser Propulsion and Application (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9449:
The International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering (icPOE 2014)
Ailing Tian; Anand Asundi; Weiguo Liu; Chunmin Zhang, Editor(s)

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