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Power

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Smart Power Solutions

DDC offers  proven Smart Power solutions that enable land, sea, air, and space vehicle systems the ability to utilize and distribute raw and conditioned power more efficiently and reliably. The combination of power management via our Solid-State Power Controller (SSPC) technology, which replaces electromechanical switches, relays, and circuit breakers, integrated with DDC Electronics Limited (Pascall) Power Conversion Systems, provide high quality power in a reliable, field-proven, custom "fit and forget" design for the most demanding applications.

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Solid-State Power Controllers (SSPC)

DDC SSPC solutions provide higher efficiency, reducing fuel consumption, heat dissipation and simplifying integration. These systems enjoy the benefits of:

  • Increased Reliability and load protection 
  • Greater Efficiency through automated load shedding and state of the art power conversion technology.
  • Enhanced Performance through operator control with programmable user interfaces.
  • Performance through reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) dissipation
  • DDC continues to be a technology leader in the design of smart power systems to meet challenging customer demands. Our track record of product developments & improvements are the choice of system integrators worldwide as the  smart choice for power solutions.

More Efficiency

  • Network control... saves operator effort and time with centralized system management
  • Vehicle health and diagnostics monitoring... eliminates need for unnecessary scheduled maintenance and provides fast identification of faults to be addressed
  • Programmable power distribution... saves operator time by allowing power control of multiple loads with a single command
  • Reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP)... saves fuel and extends mission range
    • 7x improvement in power/volume density
    • 5x improvement in power/weight density
    • 70% reduction in dissipated power
  • Best in industry noise floor... 2 magnitudes lower than the competitors

More Reliability

  • Over 25x Improvement in MTBF... extends mission readiness, range, and effectiveness
  • No vibration-sensitive contacts or wearing parts to fail
  • Reduced EMI from controlled switching time... promotes safe and reliable operation of other onboard electronics
  • Low risk battle proven technology... High TRL solutions controlling more than 1,000,000 deployed nodes since 1988
  • Instant trip, and true I2T wire protection... safeguards mission critical electronics

More Performance

  • Programmable power distribution... reduces logistics costs through flexible software configuration of channels
  • Easily reconfigure trip levels and power up defaults to respond to ever changing mission parameters
  • Channel paralleling to support high current loads
  • Faster response... at least 40 times faster fault clearance time (less than 1ms) allows operator to quickly bring vehicle electronics back on line to continue mission
  • Vehicle health and diagnostics monitoring... quickly identifies potential faults to maintain peak vehicle operation
  • Flexible architecture reduces total ownership cost through adaptability to new mission requirements
  • Optimized custom solutions engineered for maximum performance to serve specific application needs

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Power Supplies

DDC specializes in the design and manufacture of power supply solutions for extreme environments. With over 30 years of experience in the defence, aerospace and industrial sectors, DDC is a trusted source for complete solutions in the design, development and manufacture of electronic power conversion products – from single converters to complex multi-function conversion systems. DDC products are the first choice for power with In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) and defense systems.  There are more than 170,000 DDC Pascall power supply units installed on commercial aircraft. DDC XCEL and Pascall power supply units are in service with Ground, Air and Naval forces across the world, powering state of the art electronic systems, and trusted by industry leaders to deliver reliable proven performance in some of the most challenging environments to be found anywhere.  Our power supply solutions are completely customizable.

IFEC Systems

DDC Pascall is renowned within the aerospace industry for producing high performance and high reliability cabin and electronics bay power solutions. Our products are currently used in applications such as seat boxes, media file servers, satcom antennas, passenger display screens, direct broadcast satellite TV, cellular phone communications & USB charging for portable electronic devices, with high power capability.

Frequency Generation

DDC is a specialist supplier of RF & Microwave components, and sub-systems specifically for frequency generation. With over 30 years designing and manufacturing for the main primes in the United States, Europe and Asia, the RF division has established DDC Pascall as a leading supplier of reliable products on programs with applications including Radar, Communications, Air Traffic Control, ELINT, SIGINT, Marine and Weather radar. The RF division has particular expertise in ultra low noise frequency sources including the company’s industry leading ultra low noise VHF crystal oscillator range and customized low noise multi-channel fast switching synthesizers.

Airborne Defense Systems

DDC has over 30 years of experience designing power conversion products for airborne applications. Our products are in service on many fighter aircraft platforms including Hawk Trainers, F16, Jaguar, Tornado and EuroFighter Typhoon. We also provide solutions for the Nimrod MR2 and MR4 reconnaissance aircraft, Tiger Helicopter, and Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft.

Maritime Defense Systems

DDC designs and manufactures power supply products for a wide variety of maritime applications, where robust, rugged construction is required to offer high reliability and protection from some of the most demanding environmental conditions, including salt fog, ice and total immersion. On board military surface vessels we provide power for data networking and communications equipment thermal imagers and electronic warfare systems, including radar control and weapons guidance.

Ground Defense Systems

DDC has been providing state of the art power conversion solutions for military ground equipment for over 30 years. Our products are in service with ground forces across the world, providing high reliability power for secure communications, optical and infrared imaging, missile command and control systems, and mobile power conditioning solutions for both command centre and remote operated man-portable applications.

Design Capabilities

DDC's design capabilities include: AC to DC Converters (Single and Three Phase), DC to DC Converters, Custom Discrete Designs, Typical Power Range 10W to 4KW, Insulated Metal Substrate (MS) Thermal Management, Multiple Outputs, Active Power Factor Correction, Battery/Capacitor Backup, High Vibration/Shock Environments, Motor Controllers, Wide Temperature Range (-55°C to +100°C), RTCA-DO-160 Current Harmonics, EMI Filter Design, DC - 13GHz, Complies with Military Standards (MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-1275, and Def-Stan 59-41).

Complete Custom Solutions/Modified Off-the-Shelf Solutions