DIN Standards Committee Aerospace
DIN EN 16603-20-08
Space engineering - Part 20-08: Photovoltaic assemblies and components; English version EN 16603-20-08:2014
Raumfahrttechnik - Teil 20-08: Fotovoltaische Baugruppen und Komponenten; Englische Fassung EN 16603-20-08:2014
This standard specifies the general requirements for the qualification, procurement, storage and delivery of photovoltaic assemblies, solar cell assemblies, bare solar cells, coverglasses and protection diodes suitable for space applications. This standard does not cover the particular qualification requirements for a specific mission. This standard primarily applies to qualification approval for photovoltaic assemblies, solar cell assemblies, bare solar cells, coverglasses and protection diodes, and to the procurement of these items. This standard is limited to crystaline silicon and single and multi-junction GaAs solar cells with a thickness of more than 50 µm and does not include thin film solar cell technologies and poly-crystaline solar cells. This standard does not cover the concentration technology, and especially the requirements related to the optical components of a concentrator (for example reflector and lens) and their verification (for example collimated light source). This standard does not apply to qualification of the solar array subsystem, solar panels, structure and solar array mechanisms. This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristic and constrains of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00. This document (EN 16603-20-08:2014) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/CLC/TC 5 "Space", the secretariat of which is held by DIN (Germany). The responsible German standardization committee is Working Committee NA 131-10-01 AA "Interoperabilität von Informations-, Kommunikations- und Navigationssystemen" ("Interoperability of information, communication and navigation systems") at the Standards Committee Aerospace (NL) at DIN. This document (EN 16603-20-08:2014) originates from ECSS-E-ST-20-08C Rev.1. This document has been developed to cover specifically space systems and has therefore precedence over any EN covering the same scope but with a wider domain of applicability (for example: aerospace).