Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member

Yahia Baghzouz

Number of Pages

61

Abstract

Advances in satellite thruster technology have produced the requirement for high power electrical supplies to operate electrically augmented on-orbit propulsion systems. The power on board satellites is greatly limited by the solar panels that collect energy and the batteries that store the energy. In addition, satellites are constantly using power to operated their mission equipment and handle the communication requirements; This thesis investigates the power systems of modern satellites and the addition of an on-orbit electrically augmented propulsion system. The research process involves determining the system specifications, the power available and the thruster requirements. After determining the requirements, the implementation of the electrically augmented on-orbit propulsion system is characterized in terms of efficiency and potential electromagnetic compatibility. Several circuits are evaluated with the aid of PSPICE circuit simulation software and the results of the evaluation criteria for each circuit are presented.

Keywords

Augmented; Converters; Electrically; Optimized; Orbit; Power; Propulsion; Systems

Controlled Subject

Electrical engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

1484.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/afx2-9so2


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