API to Showcase Power Solutions for Military and Unmanned Systems

January 25, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

API Technologies Corp. will showcase its full line of power solutions for military, unmanned vehicle, and unmanned maritime systems (UMS) at AFCEA West, February 10-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. API's display, in booth #1943, will also feature a selection of products from its RF and microwave product line. AFCEA West is the premier conference and exposition for emerging systems, platforms, and technologies that impact United States Navy Sea Service operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Leonardo Marsala, director/ general manager, power solutions, API Technologies said, "API's highly engineered power systems support the Navy's mission and energy efficiency objectives by providing effective power distribution and control. Our systems also help to eliminate down time. We are able to further demonstrate the depth of capability API Technologies brings to supporting C4ISR operations across all branches of service by showcasing our power solutions alongside API's robust RF and microwave offering." Featured product solutions include:

Tactical Power Supply (TPS) Solution API Technologies' TPS75, 75 Amp commercial off-the-shelf tactical power supply supports power-hungry applications, such as RF and mobile networks, while eliminating the necessity for tactical vehicle-based power, which can significantly reduce total cost of ownership for military vehicles.

AC SMARTStart® 3-Phase Power Distribution Units (PDUs) API Technologies' 3 Phase AC SMARTStart® is a power control and distribution solution for high powered applications such as simulation and training systems that require power-on sequencing to prevent surges. The AC SMARTStart is configurable with remotely managed power sequencing and fault management, which reduces downtime by avoiding unintended power interruptions.

Power Entry Panel (PEP) API Technologies' Power Entry Panel is a 10KW AC power panel with an automatic transfer switch designed to seamlessly transfer from vehicle power to generator or community power. The power panel supports expeditionary "On the Move" and "At the Halt" continuous power needs of the soldiers in the field.

DC SMARTStart® Power Control and Distribution Unit API's DC SMARTStart® is a solid state power controller and circuit protection unit used to remotely power all electronics on unmanned vessels giving the operator the ability to power-up and shut-down devices when not in use to conserve battery life. The PDU also gives the operator the ability to recycle power on and off to reboot devices if they lock up.

GaN-based Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifier API Technologies' award-winning QBS-609 is a solid state pulsed power amplifier offering high performance and reliability. The amplifier's long life, and reduced size and weight, offer longer life and improved efficiencies, making it a cost effective replacement for traveling wave tubes (TWT). API's full product line of cutting-edge power amps provide rugged, reliable and efficient power, making them ideal for a variety of defense and communications platforms, including counter-IED and electronic warfare (EW).