Powering the Military: High-Reliability Power Conversions

Demanding Environments Calling for Military-Grade Power Supplies

Military-grade power supplies face unique challenges due to the harsh environments they operate. These applications demand power conversion products that not only demonstrate reliability during testing but also perform flawlessly on the battlefield where reliability is crucial. These power supplies must endure extreme temperature changes, shock vibration, and electrical parameters while meeting stringent MIL-STD specifications. Astrodyne TDI has been a trusted partner in the military market for over six decades, providing solutions for advanced weapon systems, and command, and control systems that meet strict MIL-STD specifications and withstand challenging environmental conditions. Today, Astrodyne TDI's COTS products efficiently convert power and provide EMI filtering solutions for all requirements.

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Benefits of Utilizing Military-Grade Power Supply COTS/ Modified COTS

Military contractors worldwide are deeply invested in managing the costs and design cycles of their applications, along with the stringent performance requirements that their military-grade power supplies must meet. These power solutions are expected to operate seamlessly in harsh environments where standard commercial products would falter. From enduring the scorching heat of the desert to the freezing temperatures of the Arctic, military-grade power supplies must withstand the harshest of conditions, including dust, sand, rain, and intense shock and vibration during transportation and deployment.

Astrodyne TDI's power products are crafted as versatile platforms that cater to a wide range of applications, spanning from industrial to automotive and military sectors. This versatility allows designers, contractors, and operators to streamline the process of meeting MIL specifications for specific ruggedness and environmental demands. By utilizing COTS products, significant cost savings and shorter development times are achieved, facilitating quicker deployment of solutions compared to custom-built alternatives. In the realm of military applications, where time and budget constraints are often paramount, this efficiency plays a crucial role in mission success.


What Does HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screen) Testing Entail?

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HASS testing is a crucial step in the rigorous process of ensuring the reliability of military-grade power supplies. By subjecting units to extreme conditions such as temperature changes, shock vibration, and electrical parameters, the HASS profile sets a higher standard than the Military-Spec Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) used for standard commercial products. At Astrodyne TDI, every high-power, production-ready COTS product undergoes HASS testing to guarantee its ability to perform flawlessly in the most demanding environments. This meticulous testing process is essential in delivering dependable solutions for mission-critical applications in the military market. Through the rigorous HASS testing, Astrodyne TDI can confidently assure that their power supplies will operate reliably in extreme conditions, providing military personnel with the necessary power to accomplish their missions successfully and safely.

What is HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing)?

HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) is a crucial pre-production process that Astrodyne TDI employs to ensure the reliability of their military-grade power supplies. This intensive testing protocol goes beyond standard qualification methods to push the limits of each power supply unit, uncovering any potential design flaws, component weaknesses, or manufacturing limitations. By subjecting the units to escalating levels of stress, including extreme thermal dwells, rapid temperature changes, and intense vibration, Astrodyne TDI can identify and address any inherent defects that might otherwise go unnoticed.

By conducting HALT testing on every high-power design, Astrodyne TDI solidifies its commitment to delivering military-grade power supplies that are not only robust but also specifically engineered to withstand the most challenging battlefield conditions. This rigorous testing process is essential in ensuring that their power supplies perform flawlessly when it truly matters, providing military personnel with the reliable power they need to complete their missions. Astrodyne TDI's dedication to HALT testing sets their military-grade power supplies apart as the most dependable and resilient options available on the market, offering peace of mind in even the most demanding environments.

For more in-depth information on Military-Grade Power Supplies, feel free to reach out to the Astrodyne TDI team or submit a Request for a Quote today.