SmallGEO Power | Clyde Space

By: Clyde Space  11-11-2011
Keywords: Satellite Technology

For missions with power hungry payloads, in its unmodified form, our CommSat power system can manage over 40A at a regulated 50V.

In its standard configuration, this power system is compatible with missions incorporating deployed, sun tracking arrays. The power system incorporates a number of main elements, including a 16 section Sequential Switching Shunt Regulator, hot redundant Battery Discharge Regulators, hot redundant Battery Charge Regulators and Power Distribution Module. A fully redundant and majority voted Main Error Amplifier provides a centralised control to the system and regulation of the 50V bus.

With slight modification, this system can acheive >100A at 50V.

The system is compatible with lithium ion/polymer battery technology.

Track record: GIOVE-A (GSTB-V2/A)*.

This subsystem is based on designs licensed from Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). Subsystems for the missions marked '*' were developed and manufactured by SSTL alone. Clyde Space is wholly responsible for the development and manufacture of its subsystems and equipment.

Keywords: Satellite Technology

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