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Power Management and Distribution Subsystem (PMAD)

Data Sheet

Space PnP Architecture enables a high degree of modularity, configurability, autonomy and higher reliability per dollar spent than traditional methods.The architecture, however, requires a subsystem design that can take advantage of this capability.  Design Net’s PMAD subsystem, qualified on an upcoming ORS mission, provides this.  The system is highly configurable in the amount of energy storage, battery chemistry, number of panels, and in its bus distribution system while fitting seamlessly with any SPA compliant system and supporting traditional interfaces. With our subsystem processor at its heart, it provides modular, reusable software power management services over a SPA-S network.  The PMAD is the “Medulla” of the system, with a highly reliable processor core, and flight proven components.  It provides timing coordination for the entire space vehicle and is being augmented to support almost total autonomous operation.

System Features
Configurable energy storage capability: 15 to 90 AhrSize: 5” x 7” footprintMass: 6.3 kg as currently configuredActs as boot system for the spacecraftSun Sensor monitors included as option (up to six)2 to 4 solar panels in up to 4 wings with deployment support

Nominally 4 main buses, payload bus, and essential bus with expansion available

Provides central 1 PPS timing distribution from GPS phase lock, or an internal stable reference

Dual SPA interface or traditional interface with option including test bypass

Launch unpowered with safety lockouts meeting all range safety requirements

Ethernet GSE port, battery charge port, GSE power port

Supports ground and on-orbit input power

Reconfigurable design

Supports Design Net’s Autonomous Energy Management Subsystem (AEMS)