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A Prediction Model of the Adhesive Coating Thickness on a Space Solar Cell

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Zhuang Fu

State Key Laboratory of Vibration, Shock and Noise, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, Chinazhfu@sjtu.edu.cn

Yanzheng Zhao1

State Key Laboratory of Vibration, Shock and Noise, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, Chinayzh-zhao@sjtu.edu.cn

Qinghua Yang

State Key Laboratory of Vibration, Shock and Noise, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China

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J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 128(2), 576-579 (Oct 27, 2005) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2162909 History: Received November 30, 2004; Revised October 27, 2005

This paper presents a prediction model of the adhesive coating thickness on a space solar cell. The model describes the non-Newtonian characteristics of the adhesive when it is bonded to the cover glass and the space solar cell in a non-vacuumed environment. The coating thickness is a function of the differential pressure inside the syringe and its relative speed. It can be indirectly controlled by the two feedbacks. Compared with other systems, the automatic one has better effect on the manufacture of the qualified space solar cell array.

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The comparison of the simulation and the experiment under different consistency of a space silicone adhesive, where Rn=0.2mm

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The comparison of the simulation and experiment using different needles, where m=7.5Pas, n=1.5, vn=2.8m∕s, and k=18

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The illustration of the coating thickness control method

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Figure 4

The system block diagram for space solar cell assembly

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Diagram of the coating tracks

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The diagram of a syringe

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Figure 1

The structure of a bonded space solar cell, shown in a schematic vertical cut

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