06984970 is referenced by 193 patents and cites 8 patents.

The invention relates to a conditioning circuit that measures operating points of a power supply to deduce therefrom the current-voltage characteristic thereof and to determine directly the voltage corresponding to its maximum power point, without using any kind of tracking algorithm that causes the operating point of the power unit to oscillate about the maximum power point. The maximum power point voltage VMPP is supplied to a controller which regulates a power cell by slaving it to the input voltage until the output voltage of the supply is equal to the maximum power point voltage VMPP. The invention also relates to a solar generator and an associated conditioning method. One particular application is to high-power satellites.

Title
Conditioning circuit for a power supply at the maximum power point, a solar generator, and a conditioning method
Application Number
10/665017
Publication Number
6984970 (B2)
Application Date
September 22, 2003
Publication Date
January 10, 2006
Inventor
Antoine Capel
Goyrans
FR
Agent
Sughrue Mion PLLC
Assignee
Alcatel
FR
IPC
G05F 5/00
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