Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLASR): A new space array for high-power missions

Mark O'Neill, Joe Howell, John Fikes, Louis Lollar, Connie Carrington, Nantel Suzuki, Michael Piszczor, David Hoppe, Michael Eskenazi, Dan Aiken, Michael Fulton, Henry Brandhorst, Michael Schuller, A. J. McDanal

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Abstract

For the past three years, our team has been developing, refining, and maturing a unique solar array technology known as Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLASR). As described in this paper, SLASR offers an unprecedented portfolio of performance metrics, including: Areal Power Density = 300-400 W/m2 Specific Power = 300 W/kg - 500 W/kg Stowed Power = 80-120 kW/m3 Scalable Array Power = 4 kW to 100's of kW's Super-Insulated Small Cell Circuit = High-Voltage (300-600 V) Operation at Low Mass Penalty Super-Shielded Small Cell Circuit = Excellent Radiation Hardness at Low Mass Penalty 85% Cell Area Savings = 66% to 75% Lower Array Cost per Watt than One-Sun Array Modular, Scalable, & Mass-Producible at MW's per Year Using Existing Capacities

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2006-2009
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424400163, 9781424400164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: 7 May 200612 May 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
Volume2

Other

Other2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period7/5/0612/5/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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O'Neill, M., Howell, J., Fikes, J., Lollar, L., Carrington, C., Suzuki, N., Piszczor, M., Hoppe, D., Eskenazi, M., Aiken, D., Fulton, M., Brandhorst, H., Schuller, M., & McDanal, A. J. (2006). Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLASR): A new space array for high-power missions. In Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 (pp. 2006-2009). [4060061] (Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4; Vol. 2). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279895