Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLASR): A New Space Array for High-Power Missions Conference Paper uri icon


  • For the past three years, our team has been developing, refining, and maturing a unique solar array technology known as Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLASR). As described in this paper, SLASR offers an unprecedented portfolio of performance metrics, including: Areal Power Density = 300-400 W/m2 Specific Power = 300 W/kg - 500 W/kg Stowed Power = 80-120 kW/m3 Scalable Array Power = 4 kW to 100's of kW's Super-Insulated Small Cell Circuit = High-Voltage (300-600 V) Operation at Low Mass Penalty Super-Shielded Small Cell Circuit = Excellent Radiation Hardness at Low Mass Penalty 85% Cell Area Savings = 66% to 75% Lower Array Cost per Watt than One-Sun Array Modular, Scalable, & Mass-Producible at MW's per Year Using Existing Capacities 2006 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference

published proceedings

  • 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • O'Neill, M., Howell, J., Fikes, J., Lollar, L., Carrington, C., Suzuki, N., ... McDanal, A. J.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • O'Neill, Mark||Howell, Joe||Fikes, John||Lollar, Louis||Carrington, Connie||Suzuki, Nantel||Piszczor, Michael||Hopoe, David||Eskenazi, Michael||Aiken, Dan||Fulton, Michael||Brandhorst, Henry||Schuller, Michael||McDanal, AJ

publication date

  • January 2006