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Mathematical simulation of efficiency of various shapes of solar panels for NASA geostationary satellites
Author(s): Raaghav Pandya; Hammad Raja; Delfino Enriquez-Torres; Maria Ignacia Serey-Roman; Yasser Hassebo; Małgorzata Marciniak
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyze mathematically cylindrical shapes of flexible solar panels and compare their efficiency to the flat panels. The efficiency is defined to be the flux density, which is the ratio of the mathematical flux and the surface area. In addition we describe the trajectory of the Sun at specific locations: the North Pole, The Equator and a geostationary satellite above the Equator. The calculations were performed with software: Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10527, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices VII, 105270N (16 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290991
Show Author Affiliations
Raaghav Pandya, Columbia Univ. (United States)
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (United States)
Hammad Raja, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
Delfino Enriquez-Torres, LaGuardia Community College (United States)
City College of New York (United States)
Maria Ignacia Serey-Roman, LaGuardia Community College (United States)
City College of New York (United States)
Yasser Hassebo, LaGuardia Community College (United States)
Małgorzata Marciniak, LaGuardia Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10527:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices VII
Alexandre Freundlich; Laurent Lombez; Masakazu Sugiyama, Editor(s)

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