Athenaeum Talk Series – Power Electronics For Space Exploration

Speaker: Dr Sudarshan Karthik 

Topic: Power Electronics For Space Exploration

Key Points

Some key topics covered as a part of this talk are as follows:

  • Overview of a space mission , discussed about Goal, payload , Communication and Data handling , Power generation , Communication, Structure and launch
  • Power System : covered topics from designing the power generation unit , problems in battery charging and higher charge cycles for satellites .
  • Discussed about command and data handling on satellites , difficulties of designing power electronic circuits.
  • Spoke about the harsh conditions in Space that is EMI effect and low pressure environment and the affects on electronic components such as capacitors and inductors ,also covered the way packaging is done for ICs and batteries specially for space
  • Spoke about opportunities for Students to get involved with space electronics and internship opportunities in ISRO