New Power Module for Military Airborne Electronics

The Collins Aerospace 3Phase 3U power module delivers up to 800 watts of power without requiring additional filtering hardware for Size, Weight, and Power-constrained platforms operating in harsh environments By DA Reporter / 15 Feb 2022
Collins Aerospace 3Phase 3U Power Module

Collins Aerospace has developed a new power module to support open architecture applications such as mission computers, signal processors, aircraft communication, and radar systems. 

The Collins Aerospace 3Phase 3U power module delivers up to 800 watts of power without requiring additional filtering hardware for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained platforms operating in harsh environments. The solution complies with MIL-STD-461F and meets standards developed by VITA, an international trade association responsible for developing standards for open architecture solutions. 

The hardened 3U VPX power module features embedded EMI filtering and is part of a growing product line of 3U VPX building block components to deliver innovative SWaP-efficient open architecture solutions to the tactical edge.

As airframes modernize and incorporate new, more complex systems, the primary power source needs to deliver higher performance in extreme environments without adding weight. The Collins Aerospace team in Medford, New York, has pushed the boundaries of power supply design to produce a 3U, 1 inch pitch module that features superior voltage regulation and ultra-low ripple to maximize the capabilities of the system application. The n-board VITA 62 compliant EMI filter offers superior performance and provides robust power to embedded system applications.

“Efficient, reliable and modular power conversion is critical to achieving maximum system performance in extreme conditions,” states Heather Robertson, vice president and general manager of Integrated Solutions at Collins Aerospace. “This power module is a significant step forward in enabling aircraft modernization efforts without losing performance.”

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