Rodale wins Army contract to provide power electronics units for EPLRS network radio communications
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 July 2011. Military power electronics designers at Rodale Electronics Inc. in Hauppauge, N.Y., will provide the U.S. Army with Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) Dual Power Adapter (EDPA) units under terms of a $23.2 million contract awarded last week from the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The Rodale EDPA is the physical interface between the EPLRS transmitter unit and the EPLRS AC or DC power source. EPLRS is a secure, jam resistant, computer-controlled communications network.
The EDPA converts, rectifies, regulates and conditions the external AC/DC power source that supplies necessary voltages and current when connected to the EPLRS receiver/transmitter. The unit meets MIL-STD-810C, MIL-STD-428, MIL-STD-1275, and MIL-S 901C. It is 10.2 inches long, 3.52 inches high, and 4.96 inches wide, and weighs 10 pounds. The EDPA operates in temperatures from -46 to 71 degrees Celsius.
The Army is awarding Rodale a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Rodale will do the work in Hauppauge, N.Y., and should be finished in 2017.