E3S Web Conf.
Volume 16, 201711th European Space Power Conference
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Power Management & Distribution: High Voltage|
|Published online||23 May 2017|
High Voltage Smart Power Module For Fault-Tolerant Launcher Applications
Thales Alenia Space Belgium, Rue Chapelle Beaussart 101, B-6032 Mont-sur-Marchienne
Generalization of electromechanical actuators use in thrust vector control launchers applications has increased electronics power level needs by a factor of ten, in a global context which puts costs under pressure.
The need for a modular and affordable power solution being versatile to fulfil different launcher mission profiles has become thereby stronger.
In order to target different power and functional needs, an attractive design should be modular and multipurpose, will work at higher voltages and will be able to deliver powers up to a dozen of kilowatts.
Moreover, an efficient design to cost approach will consider alternative technologies, widely used by other high-reliability industries, including Components Off-The-Shelf (COTS) integration.
This paper presents the design of a low cost and highly integrated smart power module (SPM) intended to be used into launchers applications, embedding technologies and components from automotive world and being mainly producible by large-scale industry.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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