Extreme environment capable, modular and scalable power processing unit for solar electric propulsion

  title={Extreme environment capable, modular and scalable power processing unit for solar electric propulsion},
  author={Gregory A. Carr and Christopher J. Iannello and Yuan Chen and Don J. Hunter and Linda Y. Del Castillo and Arthur T. Bradley and Christopher B. Stell and Mohammad M. Mojarradi},
  journal={2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
This paper is to present a concept of a modular and scalable High Temperature Boost (HTB) Power Processing Unit (PPU) capable of operating at temperatures beyond the standard military temperature range. The various extreme environments technologies are also described as the fundamental technology path to this concept. The proposed HTB PPU is intended for power processing in the area of space solar electric propulsion, where reduction of in-space mass and volume are desired, and sometimes even… CONTINUE READING

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