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Microprocessor-Controlled Digital Shunt Regulator

Chetty, P. R. K. and Polivka, W. M. and Middlebrook, R. D. (1980) Microprocessor-Controlled Digital Shunt Regulator. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, AES-16 (2). pp. 191-201. ISSN 0018-9251. doi:10.1109/TAES.1980.308954.

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A new approach to the design of power systems is presented in which a microprocessor is used as a controller for a digital shunt regulator (DSR). This approach meets the demands of future space and ground missions, i.e., high efficiency, high reliability, low weight, low volume, increased flexibility, and less development time. This approach responds to future demands by permitting real-time modification of system parameters for system optimization. This feature is especially important in the event of an anomaly. As the microprocessor need not be dedicated to the DSR, it can simultaneously be used for battery management and for charge regulator/discharge regulator control. This approach also reduces the component count, simplifies assembly and testing of the unit, results in significant time saving, and increases the reliability.

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Additional Information:© 1980 IEEE. Manuscript received October 12, 1979; revised November 22, 1979. The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of the Caltech Computer Science Department, whose facilities were used during development and testing of the microprocessor controller.
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