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Design an Optimum PV System for the Satellite Technology using High Efficiency Solar Cells

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
Ahmed Lotfy, Wagdy R. Anis, M. A. Atalla, Joseph V. M. Halim, M. Abouelatta
10.5120/ijca2017914327

Ahmed Lotfy, Wagdy R Anis, M A Atalla, Joseph V M Halim and M Abouelatta. Design an Optimum PV System for the Satellite Technology using High Efficiency Solar Cells. International Journal of Computer Applications 168(3):6-11, June 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017914327,
	author = {Ahmed Lotfy and Wagdy R. Anis and M. A. Atalla and Joseph V. M. Halim and M. Abouelatta},
	title = {Design an Optimum PV System for the Satellite Technology using High Efficiency Solar Cells},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {June 2017},
	volume = {168},
	number = {3},
	month = {Jun},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {6-11},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume168/number3/27853-2017914327},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914327},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

This paper presents an optimum design of a photovoltaic (PV) power system for the satellite market using high efficiency solar cells. This is to enhance the power capabilities of the satellite solar arrays without extra challenges in area, weight and budget constraints. In this way, the designed power system can efficiently fulfill the power requirements of the satellite subsystems, either in daylight or eclipse periods. In this paper, the presented design is applied on GEO satellites, for which the solar arrays use triple junction cells technology. The required area and mass of the solar array are calculated. This is in addition to estimating the required number of assembled cells in the designed solar array. The optimum size of the satellite batteries, used in eclipse periods, is also determined. Finally, an economic analysis is performed to demonstrate the financial budget of the satellite project.

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Keywords

Multijunction Solar cell, GEO, Satellite Orbit, Batteries, Design PV, Efficiency, Economics.