Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Ground based laser triggered discharges on satellite solar arrays
Author(s): John R. Solin
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Apparently ground based lasers (GBLs) can be used to induce short circuits between solar cells on some satellite arrays. The vulnerability does not exist in the arrays used on U.S. Milsats (military satellites).

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5991, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, 59912E (7 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638269
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Solin, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5991:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top