Constellation Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (cPCDU)
Beyond Gravity is a leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative and reliable PCDUs for New Space applications. Our PCDUs are based on commercial components, but they retain the high reliability standards that Beyond Gravity is known for.
The Constellation Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (cPCDU) is an essential component of the Electrical Power Subsystems (EPS) of spacecraft constellations. Beyond Gravity's cPCDUs seamlessly interface with solar arrays and batteries, offering a range of control principles, such as S3R and MPPT, for optimal power management.
The Beyond Gravity cPCDU can provide both regulated and unregulated power buses, catering to the diverse power requirements of spacecraft constellations. The Power Distribution function is equipped to provide Latching and Foldback Current Limiter (LCL/FCL) outputs, heater outputs, and deployment and release (pyro) outputs.
Designed for reliability and efficiency, the Beyond Gravity cPCDU solution employs internal redundancy to ensure high performance even in the most challenging space conditions. The Beyond Gravity cPCDU also supports autonomous missions, making it the trusted partner for efficient and reliable power management in spacecraft constellations.
The cPCDU supports CAN and RS-485 command interfaces, ensuring seamless integration with your existing systems. The cPCDU is built using Beyond Gravity's automotive-grade, TID and Heavy ION tested, EEE component library. Radiation-hardened components are incorporated in critical functions when necessary based on Beyond Gravity's comprehensive analyses.