Thermophotovoltaic Array Optimization

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A systematic approach to thermophotovoltaic (TPV) array design and fabrication was used to optimize the performance of a 192-cell TPV array. The systematic approach began with cell selection criteria that ranked cells and then matched cell characteristics to maximize power output. Following cell selection, optimization continued with an array packaging design and fabrication techniques that introduced negligible electrical interconnect resistance and minimal parasitic losses while maintaining original cell electrical performance. This paper describes the cell selection and packaging aspects of array optimization as applied to fabrication of a 192-cell array.

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SBurger; Brown, E; Rahner, K; Danielson, L; Openlander, J; Vell, J et al. July 29, 2004.

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A systematic approach to thermophotovoltaic (TPV) array design and fabrication was used to optimize the performance of a 192-cell TPV array. The systematic approach began with cell selection criteria that ranked cells and then matched cell characteristics to maximize power output. Following cell selection, optimization continued with an array packaging design and fabrication techniques that introduced negligible electrical interconnect resistance and minimal parasitic losses while maintaining original cell electrical performance. This paper describes the cell selection and packaging aspects of array optimization as applied to fabrication of a 192-cell array.

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  • Report No.: LM-04K069
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 850308
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SBurger; Brown, E; Rahner, K; Danielson, L; Openlander, J; Vell, J et al. Thermophotovoltaic Array Optimization, article, July 29, 2004; Niskayuna, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc779239/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.