Design framework of a configurable electrical power system for lunar rover

  title={Design framework of a configurable electrical power system for lunar rover},
  author={Baiju Payyappilly and Muthusamy Sankaran},
  journal={2017 4th International Conference on Power, Control \& Embedded Systems (ICPCES)},
  • Baiju Payyappilly, M. Sankaran
  • Published 1 March 2017
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • 2017 4th International Conference on Power, Control & Embedded Systems (ICPCES)
The temperature swing over lunar terrain is harsh and it can fall to as low as 70K during lunar nights in the polar region[1], which has significant interest as a preferred landing site. Most of the lunar rover designs incorporate, radioisotope heater units (RHU) to maintain the temperature during the nights. A 50W electrical power system(EPS) design for a Lunar rover, which does not contain a radioisotope heater units, is presented. The design approach adopted, provides wide operational… 

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