Microprocessor-Controlled Digital Shunt Regulator

P. K. Chetty, W. Polivka, R. Middlebrook
1980 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems  
A new approach to the design of power systems is presented in which a microprocessor is used as a controller for a digital shunt regulator (DSR). This approach meets the demands of future space and ground missions, i.e., high efficiency, high reliability, low weight, low volume, increased flexibility, and less development time. This approach responds to future demands by permitting realtime modification of system parameters for system optimization. This feature is especially important in the
more » ... nt of an anomaly. As the microprocessor need not be dedicated to the DSR, it can simultaneously be used for battery management and for charge regulator/discharge regulator control. This approach also reduces the component count, simplifies assembly and testing of the unit, results in significant time saving, and increases the reliability.
doi:10.1109/taes.1980.308954 fatcat:wdugtaqgp5ggnesvsy37gkduma