Spacecraft Power Systems Design
This two-day course provides spacecraft power systems engineers and satellite system architects with a comprehensive approach for the specification and detailed design of the power system. The impacts of the space environment and mission orbital constraints are appraised. Existing power sources and energy storage technologies are studied in depth. Technology readiness of emerging developments in power generation and storage are evaluated. Basic power system architectures and power regulation techniques are presented including power system block diagrams from flight programs. A LEO power system design example using existing design constraints is presented.
Robert Detwiler has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of Aerospace Power Systems design and development. While at JPL he was a key contributor to a number of successful power system efforts including Voyager, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Cassini and the Mars Exploration Rovers. His experience base includes power system hardware development, power technology development, and management responsibilities for JPL, NASA and non-NASA programs. He is retired from California Institute of Technology, JPL
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