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Computer memory power control for the Galileo spacecraftThe developmental history, major design drives, and final topology of the computer memory power system on the Galileo spacecraft are described. A unique method of generating memory backup power directly from the fault current drawn during a spacecraft power overload or fault condition allows this system to provide continuous memory power. This concept provides a unique solution to the problem of volatile memory loss without the use of a battery of other large energy storage elements usually associated with uninterrupted power supply designs.
Document ID
19840047348
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Detwiler, R. C. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Distribution Limits
Public
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