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NOVA Power Solutions: The Address for Electric Power Quality Required for Dependable Mission Systems

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Dependability, which is a must for military systems, sometimes requires close attention to even the smallest detail, and the uninterrupted supply of electric power at a constant quality is one such detail. Thanks to the solutions offered by NOVA Power Solutions, the dependability of mission systems consisting of advanced electronic components can be maintained.

 

No hardware malfunction occurs by itself, since such stoppages are most often result of external factors as long as there is no hardware design problem. Interestingly, analyses have shown that 70 percent of electronic system failures are power supply failures. 85 percent of breakdowns of power supplies are directly caused by power quality to the power quality on the power feed, with the remaining being attributable to ambient conditions.

Other than the ambient conditions, the primary factor, required to ensure that a mission-critical device or system continues to carry out the requested functions, and to operate without degradation for many years without interruption, is the direct or alternating current (DC or AC) feeding of the devices. Devices are usually fed by AC power, which is an electrical signal with a sine wave form at a specific voltage and frequency.

In real life, of course, the electricity supplied from the grid is never in the form of a perfect sine wave, as electrical anomalies or disturbances continually affect the ability of devices to perform dependably and carry out their expected functions. In such cases, highly critical missions may fail to be performed; however, failure is not an option in the case of mission-critical systems.

Focusing on the concept of power quality, the solutions offered by NOVA Power Solutions are based on the principle of electrically isolating the power grid from load devices, so that regardless of what is happening outside, nothing can penetrate inside. This ensures the system and its devices are protected from harmful impacts originating in the power grid, and that they can carry out their designated functions constantly, with no interruptions or malfunctions.

NOVA Power’s solutions are increasing the dependability of the ground systems of unmanned aerial vehicles. One such reference is the landing and take-off system of the US Army’s Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle.

NOVA Power’s solutions are increasing the dependability of the ground systems of unmanned aerial vehicles. One such reference is the landing and take-off system of the US Army’s Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle.

 

NOVA Power’s solutions are also being used in radars, as in the case of the AN/TPS-77.

NOVA Power’s solutions are also being used in radars, as in the case of the AN/TPS-77.

NOVA Power’s Solutions Make a Difference

There are more than 80,000 NOVA Power systems operating all over the world today, with over 300 in operation in Turkey. NOVA Power has been cooperating with the leading companies in the Turkish defence and aerospace sector since 2012 and has so far worked with a number system developers/integrators operating in this sector. In some projects, it has also worked directly with users.

Commenting on the company’s efforts, Süleyman Bayramoğlu, Business Development Manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region at Nova Power Solutions, said: “We opened NOVA Power’s Turkey office, the first non-US office of our company, in early 2015 under the name NOVA Power Europe/International. NOVA Power seeks to contribute to Turkey’s goal of developing indigenous defence systems that embody high technology and reliability, and to export them to the countries in the region and around the world, offering customisable power supply solutions and establishing collaborations with leading companies.”

NOVA Power’s solutions have already become an integral part of the satellite communication systems being developed indigenously in Turkey. Furthermore, NOVA Power solutions are also seeing use aboard naval and land platforms, combat systems and portable systems. NOVA Power’s products are also finding use in UAV ground control stations, and the UAV ground control systems in which these solutions are being used are even being exported to other countries.

 

IDEF 2019 to Open New Doors for Cooperation

Since 2013, NOVA Power has been participating in sectoral events in Turkey, such as IDEF, the Naval Systems Seminar and the Land Systems Seminar, where it finds the opportunity to promote its capabilities and to raise awareness of the concept of power quality. Taking part at IDEF for the fourth time this year, the company intends to come together with the expert personnel of system integrators and system developers, as well as representatives of the Presidency of Defence Industries, Force Commands, General Command of the Gendarmerie, Turkish Coast Guard Command and the Turkish National Police, with a view to informing and raising awareness about the importance of power quality in the development of dependable, high-performance systems that will enhance the level of operational readiness.

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