High Performance and Reliable MPPT Solar Array Regulator for the PCDU of LISA Pathfinder

Soto de Pecho, Andrés and Lapeña, Emilio and Otero, J. and Romero, V. and García Suárez, Oscar and Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel and Alou Cervera, Pedro and Cobos Márquez, José Antonio (2008). High Performance and Reliable MPPT Solar Array Regulator for the PCDU of LISA Pathfinder. In: "8th European Space Power Conference (ESPC)", 14/09/2008-18/09/2008, Konstanz, Alemania. ISBN 978-92-9221-225-4. pp..

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Title: High Performance and Reliable MPPT Solar Array Regulator for the PCDU of LISA Pathfinder
Author/s:
  • Soto de Pecho, Andrés
  • Lapeña, Emilio
  • Otero, J.
  • Romero, V.
  • García Suárez, Oscar
  • Oliver Ramírez, Jesús Angel
  • Alou Cervera, Pedro
  • Cobos Márquez, José Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 8th European Space Power Conference (ESPC)
Event Dates: 14/09/2008-18/09/2008
Event Location: Konstanz, Alemania
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 8th European Space Power Conference (CD-Rom)
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-92-9221-225-4
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

LISA PCDU is a very optimised and reliable Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit based on an unregulated 28 V bus, maximum power point tracker (MPPT). The high demanding specification in terms of mass, efficiency and performances can be fulfilled only with unconventional, less conservative solutions. An enormous effort has been done to prove the reliability and robustness of the adopted solutions. Moreover, LISA PCDU faces and solves typical problems of battery follower MPPTs: damage of Li-Ion batteries in case of overdischarge, operation without battery and power loss in Conductance to MPPT transitions. The MPPT Solar Array Regulators module is one of the most impacted designs. The paper explains the main challenges faced and the relevant solutions adopted to achieve this highly optimised and reliable design.

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Item ID: 3358
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3358/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3358
Official URL: http://www.congrex.nl/08a02/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:54
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