Project Details


Nano-satellites are a new wide-spreading technology. Their functionality and lifetime is tightly coupled to their battery system. The project focuses on understanding battery operation and demands in nano-sats, which includes thermo-electrical modelling. Moreover, the main degradation factors will be identified. Based on the obtained knowledge, a life extending technical design and a control strategy will be proposed. Furthermore, state estimation techniques suitable for nano-satellites will be in focus (state-of-charge, state-of-health), including battery faults analysis and their possible mitigation.
Effective start/end date01/02/201931/01/2022


  • Innovation Fund Denmark: DKK1,332,000.00


  • Nano-satellite
  • Battery
  • State-of-health
  • Machine learning

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Article in proceeding
    • 1 Review article

    A Review of Battery Technology in CubeSats and Small Satellite Solutions

    Knap, V., Vestergaard, L. K. & Stroe, D-I., 2020, In : Energies. 13, 16, 27 p., 4097.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Towards Validation of Battery Mission Lifetime for Nano-satellites: Fast, Cheap and Accurate Through a Representative Mission Profile

    Knap, V., Kjelgaard Vestergaard, L. & Stroe, D-I., Sep 2019, 2019 European Space Power Conference, ESPC 2019. IEEE Press, 5 p. 8931991

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
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