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ANDOVER, Mass. Vicor is supporting the Boeing-manufactured O3b mPOWER satellite with the first radiation-fault-tolerant DC-DC converter power modules, housed in the new Vicor SM-ChiP package.
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.
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.