Modular EPS for small mobile Robotic Space Systems
In 13th European Space Power Conference, (ESPC-2023), 02.10.-06.10.2023, Elche, ESA / IEEE, ESA-ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Oct/2023. ESA Conference Bureau.
Within this paper we present the design and implementation of the
electrical power system (EPS) for a small lunar rover.
We are giving insight in the design of the EPS, the tailoring
to the rover system requirements, and component selection. The
EPS is designed to act as technology demonstrator for testing
different electrical energy storage technologies to be used for
future space applications. Experimental results of the evaluation
of supercapacitors are described. The presented results are based
on the DFKI's outcome of the project SEARCH
EPS, GaN-FET, MPPT, Supercapacitor, Space Robotics