Investigation of Primary Arc behaviour at Spacecraft Solar panel using Circuit Model

Authors(4) :-Minal Patel, Rizwan Alad, Ashish Pandya, Prarthan Mehta

This article presents the single string circuit analysis of a high voltage solar array used in spacecraft for two standard modes namely decoupled mode and limited current mode of ground test ESD experiment. A linear circuit model is used to characterize the cover glass, solar cell interconnect, wiring by an LCR circuit and the primary arc by an equivalent LR circuit. This work discusses the effect of bias voltage and body capacitance in terms of discharge current profile, charge loss, primary arc current amplitude and duration.

Authors and Affiliations

Minal Patel
Department of E & C Engg., Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Rizwan Alad
Department of E & C Engg., Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Ashish Pandya
Department of E & C Engg., Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Prarthan Mehta
Department of E & C Engg., Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

High Voltage Solar Array, Decoupled mode, Limited current mode

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-10
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 509-518
Manuscript Number : EC012
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Minal Patel, Rizwan Alad, Ashish Pandya, Prarthan Mehta, " Investigation of Primary Arc behaviour at Spacecraft Solar panel using Circuit Model, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.509-518, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/EC012

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