SHC‎ > ‎Projects‎ > ‎CubeSat‎ > ‎

Electrical Power System

The electrical team has been hard at work developing a power supply unit for CubeSat.  With a possibility of 9 different solar panels, a custom solution was desired, engineered, and is currently being tested.  Matt Rodencal is the EPS design lead.
The EPS sub system is made of:
  • Solar Cells
  • Solar power conditioning
  • Battery charge controller
  • Power bus

Solar Cells

SHC is currently exploring different options in this feild

Solar Power Conditioning and Battery Charge Controller

SHC is currently in the prototype phase of a 9 channel EPS unit.  It is based primarily on the MAX 1771, but an improved version is being developed with Peak Powerpoint Tracking.

Power Bus
The power bus is being expanded from the fundamental circuit in the solar power conditioning circuit.