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  • List of investigators PPUs for Next Generation EP Brian Gilchrist, UM Steve Battel, Battel Engineering (consultant) Alec Gallimore, UM Ken Arnett, UM-Space Physics Research Lab Others - TBD Abstract Present electric propulsion power processing unit (PPU) technology represent a major cost element in modern spacecraft electric propulsion systems. This is especially so because each spacecraft tends to have its own unique power bus. This suggests that a more versatile design architecture could be adopted that would allow greater spacecraft to spacecraft portability. This could provide a significant advantage in system development time, qualification, and ultimately cost savings. This also represents an excellent opportunity to explore advanced architectures and serve as a way to attract students to the aerospace power electronics profession. Michigan and consultant Battel Engineering, Inc. are proposing to collaborate with our industrial partners and others to address these issues.
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  • PPUs for Next Generation EP PPU architecture is highly customized and often specific for each mission and spacecraft Can a more modular approach be explored? Can new architectures be explored via the I-UCRC? Attracting students to power electronic systems is always a challenge Can the I-UCRC help? Background and Motivation 2 kW Space System Power Control Unit Courtesy Aerojet (For Public Release) Michigan and Michigan Tech strong history of student space activities
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  • SPRL Engineering Heritage Supported AOSS/SPRL PIs in the development of space research instruments since 1946 Over 100 rocket, aircraft & balloon experiments developed to-date Over 35 major space instruments developed to-date Engineering & technical services provided to UM and industry TIDI Flight Hardware for TIMED Mission Home of SPRL Today Early Double Probes flown on V2s PPUs for Next Generation EP Edmonson01//2008AOSS/SPRL Engineering Introduction
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  • Edmonson01//2008AOSS/SPRL Engineering Introduction SPRL Major Engineering Facilities 63,000 sq. ft. Physical Plant Large Class 10,000 High-Bay Integration Clean Room Large High-Bay Integration and Test Laboratory Electronics Fabrication Clean Room Multiple Project Development Areas EMI/EMC Test Screen Room Instrument Machine Shop w/ CNC Capabilities Thermal and Thermal-Vacuum Test Chambers Optical Test Laboratories PPUs for Next Generation EP
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  • Steven Battel President, Battel Engineering Providing engineering, development and review services to NASA, DOD, University, and Industrial clients 31 years experience Over 200 electronic systems flown in space Areas of specialization program management, systems engineering power systems, high voltage systems precision electronics design, scientific instrument design, spacecraft avionics, Battel Engineering SAM Power Supply & HV Modules* 500W HV Power Supply Breadboard *SAM Units fabricated at UM-SPRL
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  • Phoenix/TEGA Electronics Development (Thermal Emission Gas Analyzer) Analog and high voltage electronics designed and manufactured by SPRL in partnership with Battel Engineering Flight electronics delivered for integration & test 11/2005 NASA/Phoenix/Scout Mars Lander 2007 launch, 2008 arrival Edmonson01//2008AOSS/SPRL Engineering Introduction
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  • PPUs for Next Generation EP Explore and prototype new PPU architectures Promotes multiple mission capabilities Maintains high end-to-end efficiency Engage graduate and undergraduate students in research Attract students to power electronic systems Objective of Research
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  • PPUs for Next Generation EP Form Working Group collaboration of UM/SPRL (prime), Battel Engineering (consulting) (possibly additional institutions) with industry partners Focus on new PPU architectures/prototypes Recruit students from Michigan, Michigan Tech, and elsewhere Support power system hands-on space system student projects through mentoring and training Guide most capable students to primary research Technical Approach
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  • PPUs for Next Generation EP Credible new prototype PPU architectures defined Students engaged at graduate and undergraduate level Students attracted to power electronic profession Anticipated Results