PS&C Powers U.S. Navy’s High Energy Laser Weapons

                                                                       

Power Systems & Controls has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a HEMP and TEMPEST rated power supply system for their emerging High Energy Laser Weapon systems.

Background: High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapons have the potential to add unique capabilities to the Naval and Joint arsenal. Precision engagement at the speed of light with a deep magazine brings new options to address difficult threats in non-traditional ways. Technology advances in both the military and civilian sectors have led to improvements in key HEL system components and fueled innovative approaches to the present development of HEL weapons. The Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is a leader in the transition of this new capability from science and technology to the warfighting solutions and systems.

Focus: The DEWO leads multiple projects critical for HEL weapon development and evaluation. General areas of focus are in laser weapon system prototyping and testing, lethality and weapon effectiveness assessment, and precision tracking and beam control at high power.

Current Efforts: The DEWO HEL team is leading the technical development of a Laser Weapon System for the U.S. Navy. Testing of the first prototype in June 2009 successfully demonstrated tracking, engagement, and destruction of five threat-representative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), a Navy first. These results validate the military utility of HEL for counter-UAV missions. This system also serves as a foundation that, as basic technologies mature, will be able to address a growing number of targets at increasing tactical ranges.

HEL Assets:

1) Multiple HEL laser sources including eight 5.5kW fiber lasers, precision high power diagnostics and beam profiling equipment, and the expertise and experience to make these difficult measurements.

2) Modeling tools including a critical target effects and vulnerability analysis module developed as an extension of NSWCDD kinetic lethality codes.

3) Laboratories located on the Potomac River Test Range including land-to-land test sites of 1.1, 2.5, and 4.0km and a dedicated laser backstop facility with over-water access. A planned 100m instrumented high power laser tunnel will also provide another unique capability for addressing the development challenges of high power beam control in the maritime environment.

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Protects Central Bank of Nigeria

                                                        

Power Systems & Controls is proud to announce a new international distributor located in Lagos, Nigeria. American Power Systems is a new player to the international power quality market as the company was just established last year. However, the company is composed of power quality experts who have decades of experience working in the industry. The company is led by Lawerance Wisehort who has already enjoyed success selling PS&C Products in Nigeria.

In 2010, he sold a series of 250kVA Hybrid Rotary UPS and Automatic Voltage Regulator systems to the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Series MC and Series GSR were utilized for both conditioning the power being fed to the bank from utility, as well as, to bridge the gap between the loss of utility and the diesel generator coming on-line if there is ever a power failure.

American Power Systems will be supporting projects that require Hybrid Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Static UPS, Flywheel UPS, Power Conditioners, Rotary Frequency Converters, Static Frequency Converters, Power Factor Correction, Voltage Regulators, Lighting Inverters, Surge Protection Devices, and Isolation Transformers. They will be supporting both government and corporate requirements and have the full support of Power Systems & Controls’ Engineering and Field Service divisions. We look forward to working with American Power Systems and are excited to further expand Power Systems & Controls’ international footprint.

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

Boston Federal Reserve Bank

                                                         

In addition to equipment reliability, PS&C’s greatest asset is its people and the relationships they have with our customers & clients. PS&C is famous for its hospitality, especially the Service Department as they are notorious for making everything seem so easy. The Boston Federal Reserve Bank is a longstanding customer of Power Systems & Controls and has enjoyed over the years the many benefits, which PS&C Field Service provides. One of the reasons they have stayed with PS&C over the decades is because we are so attentive to their needs and truly care about supporting their operations. We are proud to serve our customers and are excited that the Boston FRB continues to rely on PS&C for their critical power protection needs.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

Business Energy – “New Ways To Manage Air Flow And Cooling For Data Centers”

This article “New Ways To Manage Air Flow and Cooling For Data Centers” from Business Energy Magazine focuses on how important cooling is for Tier 2, 3 and 4 data centers. HVAC and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems are the two most vital factors in supporting today’s demanding data center facilities. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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PS&C Helps Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

                                                                   

Kennedy Space Center has been a long time customer of Power Systems & Controls. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has multiple PS&C Series XC Hybrid Rotary UPS systems supporting their critical operations, which have been on-line for over 20 years. According to NASA, the Hybrid Rotary UPS systems have had less than 20 minutes of downtime for that whole 20 year duration. Again 20 minutes of downtime in 20 years!!! We are so proud of our UPS systems as these figures are unheard of in the power quality industry, which is why NASA asked PS&C to visit with them at KSC to discuss their future power quality needs and NASA’s long-term plans to help protect critical operations.

The John F. Kennedy Space Center is the United States rocket launch site that has been used for every NASA space flights since December 1968. Although such flights are currently in hiatus, KSC continues to manage and operate unmanned rocket launch facilities for the U.S. government’s civilian space program. The KSC is at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station located on Merritt Island, Florida.

Power Systems & Controls has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers. The company was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.