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JLTV Utilizes DDC SSPCs to Enable Smart Electrical Power Management

Bohemia, New York (October 2016) Data Device Corporation (DDC) has been awarded a contract by Oshkosh Defense, LLC to supply Solid-State Power Control (SSPC) Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and modules for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. The JLTV, a top priority for the Department of Defense, incorporates dramatic electrical power utilization improvements that are readily served by the advanced management capabilities and higher reliability provided by DDC’s battle proven Solid-State Power Control solutions.

“DDC is honored to have been selected by Oshkosh to support the critically important and most advanced Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) with our industry leading solid-state power control solutions. We look forward to serving the power needs of soldiers and marines using the JLTV, providing them with the advanced functionality and dependability they require, and by supporting the long life cycle requirements of this program, as we have for military ground vehicle programs for more than 25 years” stated Jim McCormick, Product Line Director, DDC Power Solutions.

Benefits of DDC’s Solid-State Power Controllers…

Smart Power Control

DDC SSPCs enable network control, programmability, and autonomous operation — simplifying vehicle control and freeing crew members’ time, so they can concentrate on mission critical tasks. They also provide channel paralleling, controlled rise/fall times, and I2T trip protection, to deliver accurate load protection and flexible power distribution. DDC’s SSPCs also offer flexible control options, including CANbus and RS-485 interfaces, and a range of discrete controls.

Reduce SWaP-C

Highly efficient, DDC’s SSPCs enable significant SWaP-C savings compared with mechanical switches, breakers, and relays, saving space for other components and expanded functionality. These compact, high density power control solutions enable a 7X power-to-volume and 5X power-to-weight savings, compared with larger mechanical alternatives, enabling reduced space consumption and fuel costs, while extending mission range. Additional SWaP-C savings are realized through a 70% reduction in power dissipation, along with energy savings through intelligent load shedding and prioritization. Inventory costs can be saved, as these boards can be programmed to support multiple platforms and varying mission requirements.

Increase Reliability

DDC SSPCs have a 25X improved MTBF compared with mechanical switches, breakers, and relays, with moving parts which are more prone to failure. They also provide real-time health and diagnostic data, enabling improved mission uptime, safety and longevity through preventative and automated maintenance. The high reliability of our SSPCs is further ensured by our battle proven technology, with more than 800,000 DDC SSPC nodes installed on military and aerospace systems since 1988.

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