Power, PDU & Networking Solutions for Military Active Protection System Program
The use of active protection on ground vehicles is now a widely adopted solution, especially considering developments in radar, LIDAR, infrared, and other sensor technologies coupled with high-speed processing capabilities. Milpower Source supplies various technologies for this APS application.
Milpower Source customized version of M4054 VPX DC/DC power supply and customized power distribution unit (PDU) support an Active Protection System (APS) program of the US Army. The program addresses a critical safety and protection requirements for soldiers operating in ground vehicles. Our MILTECH 912 and MILTECH 9012C from our new rugged Ethernet networking solutions are also part of this program.
The first primary challenge Milpower Source assisted the customer in overcoming was identifying a SOSA-aligned power supply in excess of 600W of total power, operating up to 85⁰C, with an integrated EMI filter compliant to MIL-STD-461. The second challenge was the ability to pass rigorous safety testing requirements. Two products were identified for this application to help overcome these challenges:... read more
DATELINE – February 8, 2021 – Milpower Source announced today that they have launched a new networking product family, adding complimentary technology to the industry leading power conversion and power management solutions for military and aerospace customers.
Milpower Source continues to drive its industry reputation for dense, SwaP-centric designs with a bedrock in ruggedness. The addition of a rugged family of ethernet switches, routers, and media converters provides a combined product portfolio enabling Milpower Source to serve our customers with opportunities for both OTS and integrated power and networking solutions to meet unique and tailored requirements.
Leveraging nearly 40 years of design and manufacturing experience in the US defense and aerospace market, Milpower Source’s new networking product family will begin shipping in February. The range of new networking products include unmanaged fast Ethernet to fully-managed Gigabit Ethernet, developed from the ground up to fit the size, weight, and power constraints of today’s defense applications.
“Milpower Source is thrilled to announce the launch of our new networking solutions as part of our ever-expanding product portfolio,” said Brian Paul, General Manager, Milpower Source. “By leveraging a mature power solution with an innovative networking solution--and sourcing that capability from a single manufacturer-- our customers can simplify subsystem integration, mitigate risk, and shorten their design schedule.”
About Milpower Source:
Milpower Source Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of tailored power conversion solutions, proudly serving the defense and aerospace markets since 1984. Our product management and power conversion product families include a wide range of mature and customizable converters, inverters, UPS, and VPX/VME solutions. Milpower Source designs our products to meet rugged military standards and environmental conditions, including MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-1399. Milpower Source is an AS9100 certified company.... read more
We welcome Oran Collins joining Enercon Technolgies as Europe Sales Manager.
Oran has vast experience in international sales and marketing from the defense, civilian and high-tech industries. In his last role, he served for 9 years as Sales and International Business Development Manager at Rafael. Prior to that, Oran worked for 11 years as International Sales and Marketing Manager at SELA Ltd a high-tech company engaged in the production and marketing of systems for the semiconductor industry.
Oran began his career as a project leader at the company Greenhouse Technologies owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The role included building business and marketing plans, locating investors from the private sector, managing venture capital funds and accompanying the product to the alpha stage.
Oran then relocated to Englan as Operations Manager for 4 years at EIL UK a subsidiary of Israel's Electrochemical Industries. Oran improved production indices and identified marketing opportunities that increased the company’s market segment in the UK. Oran holds a B.A in Economics and Business Administration.... read more
As part of a multi-year business strategy to grow our European business, the decision was made to attain CE certification on some of our products. Although our products are REACH qualified, there is now a mandatory requirement for CE Marking for each product shipped to Europe. In early 2020, we received a number of strategic customer requirements for the purchase of standard products with CE Marking, associated primarily with civilian products. Compliance with the requirements for product marking in CE includes EMC and SAFETY tests (dielectric strength tests at 4.25kV) according to IEC62368-1 and other standards beyond compliance with MIL-STD requirements. Milpower then went to work on getting three customer-driven products CE certified in 2020.
The products achieving the CE Certification are M1986 300W AC/DC Power Supply, M3916 500W AC/DC Power Supply, and the M4916 AC filter. Standard requirements require a completely different design solution in each design parameter from that known in the military and aviation field from the PCB to a connector level. For example:
Given the full range of requirements, we were able to preserve the unit's size, rigidity and functionality while at the same time improving EMI performance, productivity and more. We were able to meet IEC62368-1 while at the same time still meeting MIL-STD-461 EMI requirements.
The design process included intensive learning of the new standards requirements, an accelerated design process (electrical / mechanical / PCB design), characterization and procurement of LLI components, coordination of laboratories for certification tests and more.... read more
Please join us in welcoming Jeff Carriero to Milpower Source in the position of Director of Sales. In his most recent role he was the Director of Aftermarket Sales and Service at Gemcor, Inc.
Prior to that, Jeff worked at Cobham Mission Systems where he held roles as Sales Manager, Business Development Manager and Key Account Manager for Raytheon.
In Jeff’s new role here at Milpower Source, he will be responsible for the US Sales team and will develop strategies and action plans to achieve our company’s goals.
Outside of the office, Jeff loves all things outdoors - especially skiing and fishing. Jeff is a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres.... read more
Milpower Source Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of power supplies, converters, inverters and UPS systems for the defense and aerospace industry, has been recognized among the best by the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Milpower Source as a Silver honoree.
“On behalf of the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate Milpower Source on their Silver honoree status,” said Military & Aerospace Electronics Editor in Chief John Keller. “This competitive program allows Military & Aerospace Electronics to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the aerospace and defense community this year.”
The M4054 is a VITA 62 Compliant 3U DC/DC power supply that is SOSA aligned for 12VDC heavy payload applications. Its flexible design allows it to be configured to support airborne applications per MIL-STD-704 and ground applications per MIL-STD-1275 & Def Stan 61-5. The M4054 has significant power density, yielding an unprecedented power output of up to 800W from a 3U chassis, an industry first in this form factor. The M4054 system management IPMB supports VITA 46.11 Tier I protocol. Its communication system is cyber secure and cannot be hacked by external agents. Additionally, it can be paralleled for higher-powered applications. An innovative active current-share option is available to provide closed-loop current balance with automatic compensation that is superior to the standard VITA 62 current-share method.
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Milpower Source Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of power supplies, converters, inverters and UPS systems for the defense and aerospace industry, has again received the coveted 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems. Cited for quality and performance, this marks the second time that the New Hampshire-based company has earned this notable achievement.
Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
A 5-Star recognition is the highest level of recognition a Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems business supplier can achieve for excellence in quality and performance, and Milpower Source was one of 14 companies selected.... read more
(Belmont, NH) – Over the course of 3 weeks the employees at Milpower Source were charged with a task to help the community. They rose to the challenge and then some.
The company, with just under 80 employees, donated both non-perishable items and cash to Fred Caruso’s annual... read more
BELMONT, NH JUNE 4, 2019 – Milpower Source, Inc. was pleased to host New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu and Chris Pyle, who shadowed Sununu as New Hampshire’s ‘Governor for a Day,’ at the company’s corporate... read more