Javier Palencia's research while affiliated with Airbus Defence and Space and other places

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This paper presents the Power Processing Units in Airbus DS Space Equipment. Electric propulsion has (EP) become a reality in the commercial market, and therefore is not anymore a niche market for earth observation and/or deep space missions. Major players worldwide for Commercial satellite manufacturers are targeting in their current programs, ele...

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... In this model, the satellite is placed in the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point. The force and torque acting on the spacecraft due to drag-free control is provided by means of micro-thrusters (Gollor and Franke 2016), which are modeled as a first order system. The time constant takes into account the delays introduced by the electronic devices which driving the thrusting actuators. ...
... Electric space engines have evolved out of their shadowy existence due to the abovementioned strong points. [97][98][99][100][101] There are a large number of different types of EP systems, some still at a conceptual level, others already at a very high technological maturity level, and a few already in use in space (cf. Fig. 4). ...