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Cryogenic Evaluation of an Advanced DC/DC Converter Module for Deep Space ApplicationsDC/DC converters are widely used in power management, conditioning, and control of space power systems. Deep space applications require electronics that withstand cryogenic temperature and meet a stringent radiation tolerance. In this work, the performance of an advanced, radiation-hardened (rad-hard) commercial DC/DC converter module was investigated at cryogenic temperatures. The converter was investigated in terms of its steady state and dynamic operations. The output voltage regulation, efficiency, terminal current ripple characteristics, and output voltage response to load changes were determined in the temperature range of 20 to -140 C. These parameters were obtained at various load levels and at different input voltages. The experimental procedures along with the results obtained on the investigated converter are presented and discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Elbuluk, Malik E.
(Akron Univ. Akron, OH United States)
Hammoud, Ahmad
(QSS Group, Inc. Cleveland, OH United States)
Gerber, Scott S.
(ZIN Technologies, Inc. Brook Park, OH United States)
Patterson, Richard
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Electronics And Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:212085
Meeting Information
37th Industry Application Society Annual Meeting(Pittsburgh, PA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 297-60-05
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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