Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

May 2022
Meeting Power Management Enhanced Efficiency, Reliability and Safety Requirements

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Figure 1. General Block Diagram of a Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS)

­Power conversion, isolation and accurate current measurement along with overvoltage/overcurrent circuit protection are necessary elements in a power supply design. Not only are these component solutions needed to help enhance reliability, but they are also required for regulatory compliance to help increase safe
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05/31/2022
High-Power Density 350 V GaN Half Bridge IPM is 60% Smaller Than Silicon Solutions
­Reducing size and cost were key concerns of Sensitron when designing their latest generation GaN power modules. By replacing traditional silicon FETs with EPC’s 350 V, EPC2050 GaN FET, Sensitron was able to reduce the size of their solution by 60% while also improving the module’s already excellent ju
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05/16/2022
TTI Stocking Yageo/KEMET Ultra-High CV Axial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
­TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now offering Yageo/KEMET Axial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors. The PEG227 Ultra-High CV Capacitor has outstanding electrical performance and high storage capability. It is AEC-Q200 qualified and suitable for use in mobile and aircraft ins
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05/13/2022
LS Energy Solutions Partners with Ameresco to Provide Energy Storage for U.S. Army Base Microgrid

Steve Fludder, CEO of LS Energy Solutions

­LS Energy Solutions announces its contract with cleantech integrator Ameresco to supply an AiON-ESS energy storage system for a 6MW/6MWh project in Fort Detrick, Maryland. The project will supplement an existing 18MW solar facility and is expected to be operational in early 2023. During the projec
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05/12/2022
PSDcast – NASA Competition Presages a Sustainable Human Presence on the Moon

Mike IrIbeck from CSU’s NASA Robotic Mining Competition Team.

­NASA’s Annual LUNABOTICS Competition is a very cool Artemis Student Challenge designed to educate college students in the application of the NASA Systems Engineering. Throughout the multi-semester, university-level engineering exercise, teams are tasked with designing and constructing a prototype robot that de
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Date:
05/10/2022
PSDcast – Will Autonomous Air Taxis Deploy Before Autonomous Cars?

Professor Naira Hovakimyan from the University of Illinois’ Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering department

­Because of the imperfection of the autonomous systems, but more importantly, the unpredictability of human drivers, fully self-driving vehicles have been slow to deploy in larger numbers. But what about an arena – the sky – with no pedestrians and no other vehicles aside from low-flying planes? Take all that un
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Date:
05/05/2022