U.S. Navy selects Behlman COTS power supplies for airborne missions
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 26 March 2012. Behlman Electronics Inc., a provider of power products for military, industrial, and commercial shipboard, airborne, and mobile applications, has won an additional order for its Model 00389 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies for U.S. Navy’s airborne anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting systems.
Behlman’s Model 00389 COTS switch mode power supply is a rugged, reliable unit designed and built for military applications and to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704A and RTCA-DO160, as well as MIL-Standards 901, 810C, 167, and 461C/D. The power supplies have proven their reliability and performance in airborne naval systems and on shipboard and mobile applications, says a representative.
“By providing one of our standard, commercial off-the-shelf power supplies to meet the Navy’s specific military requirements, our COTS program saves tax payers the many millions of dollars required for custom designing, engineering and manufacturing,” says Ron Storm, Behlman’s vice president of marketing and sales.
Model 00389 power supplies operate from 115/200 volts AC +/-20% at 360 to 440 Hz, and provide eight DC outputs of varying power. Other features include superb specs for Load and Line Regulation, PARD-Ripple and Noise, Over-voltage Protection, Short-circuit Protection, Current Limit, extreme Operating and Storage Temperatures, and high mean time between failures (MTBF), in a compact chassis measuring 12 inches long by 7 inches wide by 2.38 inches high.