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 Series 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.