Early in 1992 NASA’s prime contractor, McDonnell Douglas, awarded a million dollar subcontract to Power Systems & Controls. This contract included planning, design, testing, equipment, installation, and training necessary to ensure an uninterrupted supply of power to the Space Station Processing Facility at Cape Canaveral. The facility will serve as a primary pre-flight checkout and processing point for the Space Station Freedom.

McDonnell Douglas and NASA engineers looked for a power protection system with the highest reliability. They concluded that a rotary UPS system, and in particular, PS&C’s Hybrid approach with matching electronics and a rotary filter, met the demanding requirements of the Space Station Processing Facility. Power Systems & Controls installed two 438kVA XC Hybrid UPS modules operating in a parallel redundant configuration and put them on-line in January 1994.

During the course of the project, McDonnell Douglas personnel were particularly impressed with PS&C’s commitment to customer satisfaction and our outstanding job performance. As a result they chose PS&C a second time by naming us their Small Business of the Year 1994. McDonnell Douglas then nominated PS&C for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award and KSC selected PS&C out of 2200 subcontractors in early August of this award.

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 range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.