E3S Web Conf.
Volume 16, 201711th European Space Power Conference
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Power Generation: Solar Generators|
|Published online||23 May 2017|
Novel Deployment Mechanism for Conventional Solar Array Enhancement
1 ESA/ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2 WalOpt, Avenue E. Ysaye 44, 4053 Embourg, Belgium
3 ESA/ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
A novel mechanism is described, by which flexible blankets could be deployed from existing solar panel designs. These blankets could be covered with flexible cells, or they could be reflective films to form a concentrator array. Either way, the performance of an existing array design could be enhanced.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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