Faculty Advisor

Labonte', Robert C.

Abstract

This project has added more functionality to the power subsystem in the PANSAT satellite project started four years ago. A battery charge tracking system has been created which will send the satellite main computer a signal recommending that non-critical systems be powered down during low-power times, such as during an Earth caused eclipse, or when the battery charge falls too low. Different secondary DC-DC converters were selected to increase efficiency for the power provided to the different subsystems of the satellite.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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