Multijunction Solar Cell Performance in Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) conditions

BR Uma, M. Sankaran, Suresh E. Puthanveettil, A. Fernandez
2017 E3S Web of Conferences  
Introduction Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is the maiden interplanetary mission of ISRO. The mission was conceived to be a technology demonstrator and includes five payloads which are designed for the observation of the physical features of Mars and its outer atmosphere. The MOM scientific payloads are supported by mainframe systems like power, thermal, communication system, control, digital, and propulsion systems. The electrical power system of MOM comprises of a single power bus tied to a
more » ... bus tied to a Li-ion battery and power generation is through photovoltaic solar array using state-of-art multi junction solar cells (MJSCs). This paper discusses about the array operating requirements, array configuration, and predicted array performance versus the observed in-orbit performance at MOM orbit conditions. Also presents about the MOM array performance prediction and array observation models.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20171604001 fatcat:6hoomrczfrezjbpyxc4sumhcke