Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.


This project has created a fully functional power subsystem for WPI's PANSAT satellite. The system collects power from solar panels, extracts this power using a SEPIC converter to charge a bank of batteries for storage, and regulates the output from the batteries to supply the proper power for the other PANSAT subsystems. A control circuit is connected to the SEPIC to adjust its duty cycle with the changing battery voltage and initialization circuitry is included for flight computer start up.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering