A High-Voltage-Gain DC-DC Converter for Powering a Multi-Mode Monopropellant-Electrospray Propulsion System in Satellites
This paper introduces a high-voltage-gain dc-dc converter designed to act as a power processing unit for a multi-mode monopropellant-electrospray propulsion system used in satellites. The high-voltage-gain converter is capable of offering a voltage gain ranging from 200 to 350. This converter is made up of two stages: 1). A two-phase interleaved boost stage on the input side and 2). A Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier on the output side. This converter is employed to boost a 15 V battery voltage to 3400 V required for operating the thruster in electrical mode. The theoretical analysis and design procedure of the converter is discussed in detail. Hardware test results supporting the converter operation and analysis are also provided.
B. P. Baddipadiga et al., "A High-Voltage-Gain DC-DC Converter for Powering a Multi-Mode Monopropellant-Electrospray Propulsion System in Satellites," Proceedings of the 33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (2018, San Antonio, TX), pp. 1561-1565, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Mar 2018.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC.2018.8341224
33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2018 (2018: Mar. 4-8, San Antonio, TX)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
Cockcroft Walton Voltage Multiplier; High-Voltage-Gain Dc-Dc Converter; Modified Square Wave; Multi-Mode Monopropellant-Electrospray Propulsion System; Power Processing Unit
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01 Mar 2018