Introducing AirBorn’s New 2000W+ 6U VPX Power Supply

June 5, 2024
“Same Footprint, Double the Power!” The Power Blade module is designed to support the rigors of mission critical Mil-Aero and Defense applications. It offers 2000W+ output in the same 6U footprint―nearly double compared to other 6U VPX Power Supplies.

June 5th, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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Summary
Learn about the capabilities of a new 6U Power Blade DC to DC module. Power Blade offers 2000W+ output in the same 6U footprint―nearly double compared to other 6U VPX Power Supplies.

Power Blade is a SOSA aligned, rugged, highly reliable, conduction cooled, switch mode unit built for high-end defense and space applications.

Speakers

Jerry Hovdestad
Principal Business Analyst

AirBorn Inc.

Jerry Hovdestad has been an integral part of AirBorn for nearly three years, primarily tasked with overseeing the Power Blade project to ensure its compliance with VITA and SOSA industry standards while meeting current industry demands. He serves as the recent chairman of ANSI/VITA 62.0 2022 edition and has played a pivotal role in shaping the technical content of previous editions. Additionally, Jerry actively monitors various VITA and SOSA initiatives across power domains, as well as efforts towards connector and mechanical assembly standardization.

With over 50 years of experience in the power electronics industry prior to joining AirBorn, Jerry has established himself as a seasoned professional. He has authored numerous articles for industry publications dedicated to these technologies and has contributed to numerous large-scale power programs catering to naval, airborne, and ground applications.

Scott Poole
Director, Development & Design Engineering

AirBorn Inc.

Scott Poole has been leading a Power Engineering team at AirBorn since 2004, headquartered in Lake City, Pennsylvania. His expertise spans from Global Power Electronic Development for High Power Welding R&D in Industrial and Automotive markets prior to his tenure at AirBorn. Under Scott's leadership, the team at AirBorn has expanded beyond its established presence in Military and Defense markets, venturing into the Power Conversion market.

AirBorn, renowned for tackling challenging projects requiring intricate electrical, mechanical, and software development, has historically relied on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) 'bricks.' However, frustrations and limitations with integration and performance from various manufacturers prompted a strategic shift. Leveraging these challenges to their advantage, AirBorn launched a new product line named 'Power Blade' to address these deficiencies head-on.

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