Power Management and Distribution
Propulsion and Power
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering
How to Cite
Lenertz, B. A. 2010. Power Management and Distribution. Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
The topic of Power Management and Distribution (PMAD) for spacecraft Electrical Power Systems (EPS) is presented. Various PMAD architectures are shown, followed by a discussion of the PMAD elements, and then moving into power distribution and fusing. Design requirements such as power quality and stability are covered, as well as command and telemetry, fault tolerance, and design verification.
- Direct Energy Transfer;
- regulated bus;
- unregulated bus;
- Peak Power Tracking;
- solar array;
- charge management;
- power distribution;
- power quality;