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The Dynamic Reconfiguration of Solar Cells on Spacecrafts

Currently, spacecraft solar arrays can degrade from 20-50% in power producing capability over a 15-year mission, making it unfeasible for current state-of-the-art designs to access the full power available from the solar array. The objective of this research is to elongate the duration of spacecraft missions by creating a gallium nitride (GaN) switch that will

Novel Solar Array Interface Electronics for Maximum PV Power Extraction

Current technology in solar arrays does not allow for the full amount of power produced to be utilized. The purpose of this project is to analyze the performance of current solar arrays and develop an electronic interface with better performance by optimizing the individual power converter circuits used in the arrays. The configuration is followed