Power Suite for Distributed Operations

Period of Performance: 02/08/2008 - 08/08/2008

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Packet Digital LLC
201 5th Street North Suite 1500
Fargo, ND 58102
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Packet Digital's innovative solution is to develop a Power System Liaison (PSL) that can interface the numerous power sources carried by the warfighter or encountered during mission activities with the C-E systems used by the warfighter or the batteries that power said equipment. The goal is not to redesign or invent new power generating sources or improved C-E equipment, but rather develop a method and device for interfacing existing C-E equipment to existing power sources such that power sources are consumed with maximum efficiency and C-E systems are operated with a high degree of reliability. Technologies developed for On-Demand Power solutions allow the Packet Digital PSL to have unmatched performance with minimal weight and volume footprints. The advantage of the PSL is that it can intelligently manage the flow of power between multiple power sources and multiple loads. An additional benefit of the PSL is that it will eliminate the need to carry additional battery chargers. A rechargeable battery can be connected directly to the power output of the PSL, and the PSL will automatically charge the battery with the optimal current and voltage waveforms.