E3S Web Conf.
Volume 16, 201711th European Space Power Conference
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Power Management & Distribution Posters|
|Published online||23 May 2017|
Modular and Decentralized PCU
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This paper presents the studies made on the definition and design of a decentralized and modular electrical architecture of Power Conditioning Unit (PCU).
The modular PCU is able to cover a large range of mission demands by adapting the number of power modules (PM) while the electrical interfaces remain the same.
A decentralized architecture is proposed where each module is able to control the solar arrays and to manage the batteries. It appears that this kind of architecture becomes feasible thanks to digital circuits and using a communication bus .
Breadboards are being tested in order to validate the concept.
Reliability and robustness aspects are studied and a redundant architecture is tested.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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