Direct voltage switching converter
|517 - Abstract:|
|The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a direct voltage switching converter to maximise the power delivered by a space photovoltaic generator. Due to its flexibility, this technology can be used to maximise supplied current by other generators. It can for instance be used within the electronics and the renewable energy industries. License agreement collaboration is sought.|
Description of the offer:
The offered technology comprises a comparator generating a switching signal when an instantaneous value of an output current level is less than a stored maximum value by a preset fraction of the stored value. A diode reinitialises a peak detector in response to the switching signal. An integrator generates a control signal switching between an increase state with respect to time and a decrease state with respect to the time in response to the switching signal.
Innovations and advantages of the offer:
This technolgy maximises the power supplied by a photovoltaic generator; but due to its flexibility, it can also be used with other types of generators.
Domain of Application:
This technology might be used in the power electronic industry and the renewable energy industry.
- Power supplies
- Alternative energy
Last update: 15 January 2013