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Some useful information about power systems

Useful papers

The Design Of A Power System For The Petsat Modular Small Spacecraft Bus
Presented at the 2008 European Small Satellite Services Symposium in Rhodes. Summarises the design of the power system for the SOHLA-2 mission.

A High Performance Very Low Cost Power System for Microspacecraft
Presented at the 2008 European Space Power Conference in Konstanz. Summarises the design of the Clyde Space CubeSat Electrical Power System.

Power System Challenges For Small Satellite Missions
Presented at the 2006 European Small Satellite Services Symposium in Sardinia. Provides an overview of approaches to small satellite power systems design.

Non-Sequential Power Bus For LEO Applications
This paper is from the European Space Power Conference in Stressa, Italy 2005. It presents the highly successful design of the power system used by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd for their microsatellite missions.

The Design And Performance of A Power System For The Galileo System Test Bed GSTB-V2A
This paper is authored by Craig Clark, Alan Weinberg and Antonnio Garutti and presented at the European Space Power Conference in Stressa, Italy 2005. It provides an overview of the power system used on GIOVE-A, the first Galileo mission.

Power System Design And Performance On The Worlds Most Advanced In-Orbit Nanosatellite
This paper is authored by Craig Clark and presented at the European Space Power Conference in Porto, Portugal in 2002. This paper describes the SNAP-1 power system.

Proctection Concepts used in Spacecraft Power Systems
A useful paper for power system beginners, providing an overview of protection implementation on spacecraft, from Dermot Levins of ESA

Space Power Electronics - Design Drivers

A Boost Regulator with New Energy Transfer Principle
First Paper on the Weinberg Converter

Useful conferences and workshops

Useful books and texts