Military Embedded Systems

Company Directory

Vicor Corporation

25 Frontage Road
Andover, MA 01810-5499
http://www.vicorpower.com/
Vicor Corporation
Articles related to Vicor Corporation
A.I.

Small but mighty: challenges in military power supply design - Story

November 16, 2020

Shrink it down but bolster the processing power. Engineer it so it’s light enough to fly on an airborne platform but never overheats. These are the contradicting design challenges manufacturers still face when building power supplies for military applications. Innovations in the field are ongoing, and both standardization consortia and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are starting to phase out antiquated power supplies.

Unmanned

Tethered UASs for naval, surveillance applications in trial with U.S. Navy - News

October 02, 2020

ESSINGTON, Penn. Aerospace company Dragonfly Pictures Inc. (DPI) and power component maker Vicor (Andover, Massachusetts) are currently trialling with the U.S. Navy a different class of unmanned aerial system (UAS) or drone: A hover-in-place tethered drone that is powered by an electrical cord connected to a base station.

Comms

Bus converter module enables bidirectional operation - Product

April 19, 2018
The Ultra High Voltage (UHV) bus converter module (BCM) from Vicor is a high efficiency K=1/16 fixed ratio converter operating from either a 400 to 700 V or 500 to 800 V primary input to produce an unregulated safety extra-low voltage (SELV) DC output voltage. Using the same Sine Amplitude...
Radar/EW

Mission-critical power start-up demands perfect performance every time - Story

November 23, 2017
Design of a mission-critical, rapid-start, isolated power system needs to be flawless. These systems, leveraged in mission-critical military applications, need to start in milliseconds - every time.
Unmanned

Vicor announces new MIL-COTS PRM regulator - News

August 21, 2014
Vicor has released its new PRM regulator (MPRM48NF480M500A00), which provides power density gains over the previous generation.
Comms

Mitigating undesired input beat frequencies in parallel DC-DC converter arrays - Story

February 20, 2012
When an array of switching DC-DC converters is connected in parallel for higher power output, differences in operating frequencies result in undesired beat frequencies at the common input bus. The result is an unwanted increase in AC ripple currents circulating in the input sections of the converters. By using simple input filtering, the AC input ripple current can be significantly curtailed. DC-DC converters with higher fundamental switching frequencies (>1 MHz) permit the use of smaller filtering components, suiting systems where overall space and weight are at a premium.
Radar/EW

Mini, wide DC-DC converters - Product

July 26, 2010
It sounds like a line from a country western song, but the 28V Wide Input Mini Family of DC-DC Converters; high-efficiency DC-DC converters from Vicor are both mini and wide.