E3S Web Conf.
Volume 16, 201711th European Space Power Conference
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Power Management & Distribution: Power Systems|
|Published online||23 May 2017|
Functional Study of A Distributed MPPT Power Management System
1 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, Rome, Italy
2 Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Via Saccomuro 24, Rome, Italy
This paper presents the concept of a control strategy for Solar Array (SA) power regulation using an independent Maximum Power Point Tracking system for each Solar Array section in order to maximize the power extracted from every SA sections. Moreover, it allows to distribute the battery charge current between the power sources in order to evenly divide the switching losses on the power semiconductors of the converters and, thus, extending their life time and to reduce the dissipation power. The proposed strategy can be applied to the Power Control Unit designed for satellites with unregulated power bus architecture. Significant simulation results, obtained using a Matlab/Simulink model, demonstrates the validity of the proposed approach.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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