CB6 To possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context
CB7 Students must know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study
CB8 Students must be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments
CB9 Students must know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way
CB10 Students must have the learning skills allowing them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
CG1 Capacity for the formulation, critical verification and defense of hypotheses, as well as the design of experimental tests for verification.
CG2 Ability to make value judgments and prioritize in making conflicting decisions using systemic thinking.
CG4 Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams in a cooperative way to complete work tasks
CG5 Ability to handle the English, technical and colloquial language.
CE6 Ability to understand and apply the knowledge, methods and tools of space engineering to the analysis of the power systems of space vehicles.
Electrical power subsystem (EPS) course addresses the production, storage, conversion, distribution and management of the electrical power in a space vehicle. This course tackles from the requirements to the design process. The main basic components of the spacecraft power subsystem are studied, such as primary power sources, including Fuel Cell, Solar PV, Static and Dynamic power; energy storage, studying several types of batteries; power distribution based on power converters, MPPT, relays and protection; and finally the power management.
In addition, during the course several design examples are developed such us EPS architecture selection, power balance, solar panel sizing and battery sizing.
Thanks to this course, the student will be able to get a general knowledge about the power distribution system of current spacecraft.