Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

MIL standard certifications, i.e. MIL-STD-461 for EMI, MIL-STD-810 for environmental concerns, MIL-STD-704 for power, etc. are typically required of products that will be deployed in various military vehicles, i.e. ships, planes, subs, and land vehicles. However, if you wish to have your product deployed in a civilian aircraft, you will need to be Type Certified (TC’d) or Supplemental Type Certified (STC’d) by the FAA. They use a different set of requirements defined by RTCA (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics). While there are many similarities between the tests and limits for environmental concerns and EMI when comparing MIL-STD requirements to RTCA requirements, there are differences as well.

Acumentrics has a product that was well positioned for use in a NATO program because of the light weight and high density power per volume of the ANG1251 series product. The customer in this instance saw the benefit of utilizing the Acumentrics solution, however the program specifically called out the RTCA requirements. Working in partnership with the customer, Acumentrics tested and certified the ANG1251 1U Rugged UPS to the RTCA specifications, allowing this product to be fielded in a quasi-commercial aircraft.

Future programs can now consider Acumentrics and our light weight, compact, reliable, and now RTCA tested ANG1251 series UPS for their commercial aerospace needs.

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Tested to withstand

  • Cold temperature

    Acumentrics Total Power Solutions including the RUPS™ are tested to the most stringent cold temperatures down to -20°C with LFP batteries. For solutions requiring lower temperatures, contact Acumentrics.

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  • Hot temperature

    Acumentrics Total Power Solutions are field war zone proven and support very high temperatures with very long life and high reliability with LFP Chemistry up to 60°C. Storage at high temperatures is possible with a very limited effect on battery life.

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  • Blown Precipitation

    Our unique heat exchanger Flo-thru™ technology, tunnel design and sealed enclosure provide maximum protection for internal components from damaging effects of blown precipitation and any other contaminants like dust, sand, moisture and others, delivering an unmatched reliability for our RUPS™ in combat zones harsh environment.

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  • Shock and vibration

    All our RUPS™ used in communications and electronic power devices are tested and proven with extremely high reliability in combat zone extremely harsh environment for mobile applications with stringent shock and vibration abuse. They have been tested and passed MIL-STD-810G and MIL-S-901-D.

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  • Fault tolerant

    Our Rugged Blade UPS™ is designed to support, resilient, fault tolerant, power systems, using an N+1 configuration, when clean power is mission critical. Acumentrics peer to peer relationship between the units with a "moving master, sliding slave" scheme delivers the highest possible reliability with up to 8 units in parallel using a very resilient N+1 Rugged Sync Bus™

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Total Power Solutions

  • RUPS™
    Acumentrics RUPS 1,000W to 2,400W series RUPS have achieved MIL-STD-810-G (environmental), MIL-STD-461-F (electro-magnetic interference), and MIL-STD-1275-D (steady state and transient voltages) certifications.

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  • PDB and PDU
    The Rugged PDU and Rugged Backplane from Acumentrics eases power distribution, simplifies cabling and offers circular mil-spec connectors sealed with positive latching to protect against rain, wind, dust, blowing sand, humidity, vibration and shock.

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  • Battery Packs, Internal and External modules
    LFP and Lead Acid battery packs provide low maintenance, high run time and enhanced cycle life. Acumentrics External Battery Modules (EBM) increase battery runtime.

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  • Cables & Racks accessories / Cabinets and Transit cases
    Sampling of Acumentrics Rugged UPS accessories. Contact customer services at cs@acumentrics.com or at 844-787-7872 (844-RUPS-USA) to discuss your configuration needs.

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