Battery Condition Equipment (BCE or BCUTE)

This equipment is designed to simulate the operations during the operative lifetime of the satellite. The BCE can Charge and Discharge the battery, control the thermal chamber and controls the parameters to avoid damage.

The Main module of the BCE is the Elital CDU (charge Discharge Unit) rack module, that is  in charge of connect, and control with own protection circuit, the battery with the instruments of the BCE on each operation.

Main function of CDU module  are:

  • Charging Operation;
  • Discharging Operation;
  • Single cell discharge and controls,
  • Thermistors control,
  • Heaters control,
  • Safety Loop
  • An  OVP module;
  • An  OIP module;
  • An  WDG module;
  • An  IPP module;