Power conditioning units under development at ISS‑Reshetnev
Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company has started developing next-generation power conditioning units for its future satellites.
The new instruments will be developed as part of a joint initiative between ISS-Reshetnev Company and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics. The project is supported by the Government of the Russian Federation – it won a competition held by the Ministry of Education and Science to award grants to companies and educational institutions involved in the creation of technology intensive production.
One of the key objectives that researchers have to meet while working on power conditioning units is to make them smaller and lighter as well as to considerably increase their performance. Improved characteristics of these units enable to increase the payload capacity of satellites and their active lifespan.
The power conditioning complex is a crucial part of the satellite’s electric power supply subsystem. It provides the whole satellite with the electric energy received by the solar arrays. The power conditioning unit is being developed with the use of Russian electronic components which is expected to ensure optimized implementation of this new technology.