Energy Loss Analysis of an Integrated Space Power Distribution System 929331

This paper describes the results of studies related to conceptual topologies of an integrated utility-like space power system. The system topologies are comparatively analyzed by considering their transmission energy losses as functions of mainly distribution voltage level and load composition. The analysis is expedited by use of a Distribution System Analysis and Simulation (DSAS) software. This recently developed computer program by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) uses improved load models to solve the power flow within the system. However, present shortcomings of the software with regard to space applications, and incompletely defined characteristics of a space power system make the results applicable to only the fundamental trends of energy losses of the topologies studied.
Accountability, such as included, for the effects of the various parameters on the system performance can constitute part of a planning tool for a space power distribution system.


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