On the simulation of the UPMSAT-2 microsatellite power

Manuel Navío, Carlos de and Cubas Cano, Javier and Pindado Carrion, Santiago (2014). On the simulation of the UPMSAT-2 microsatellite power. In: "10th European Space Power Conference", 15-17 Apr 2014, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.


Title: On the simulation of the UPMSAT-2 microsatellite power
  • Manuel Navío, Carlos de
  • Cubas Cano, Javier
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 10th European Space Power Conference
Event Dates: 15-17 Apr 2014
Event Location: Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
Title of Book: 10th European Space Power Conference (ESPC)
Date: 2014
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (3MB) | Preview


Simulation of satellite subsystems behaviour is extramely important in the design at early stages. The subsystems are normally simulated in the both ways : isolated and as part of more complex simulation that takes into account imputs from other subsystems (concurrent design). In the present work, a simple concurrent simulation of the power subsystem of a microsatellite, UPMSat-2, is described. The aim of the work is to obtain the performance profile of the system (battery charging level, power consumption by the payloads, power supply from solar panels....). Different situations such as battery critical low or high level, effects of high current charging due to the low temperature of solar panels after eclipse,DoD margins..., were analysed, and different safety strategies studied using the developed tool (simulator) to fulfil the mission requirements. Also, failure cases were analysed in order to study the robustness of the system. The mentioned simulator has been programed taking into account the power consumption performances (average and maximum consumptions per orbit/day) of small part of the subsystem (SELEX GALILEO SPVS modular generators built with Azur Space solar cells, SAFT VES16 6P4S Li-ion battery, SSBV magnetometers, TECNOBIT and DATSI/UPM On Board Data Handling -OBDH-...). The developed tool is then intended to be a modular simulator, with the chance of use any other components implementing some standard data.

More information

Item ID: 30689
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/30689/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30689
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 06 Aug 2014 16:55
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 00:58
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM