Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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