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A new battery charger/discharger converter

Middlebrook, R. D. and Ćuk, Slobodan and Behen, W. (1978) A new battery charger/discharger converter. In: 1978 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 251-255.

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A new optimum topology dc-to-dc switching converter is extended to provide bidirectional current flow. The resulting two-quadrant converter can be employed to eliminate the discontinuous current mode in normal unidirectional applications, but is especially suited for spacecraft battery conditioning as a charge-discharge regulator in place of the conventional separate converters. Implementation of the control features and the battery charge current and voltage limits are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1978 IEEE. This work was supported in part by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, under NASA Contract "High Performance Power Systems" (RTOP 506-23-65). Acknowledgment is made of the work of Shi-Ping Hsu, graduate student in the Power Electronics Group in the Electrical Engineering Department of the California Institute of Technology, who performed some of the experimental work.
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