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Princeton Power Sys & Science Applications International Corp Develop Power Supply for Air Force
Princeton Power Systems, a developer of AC-link™ technology for advanced electrical power conversion and conditioning, has teamed with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to develop a high-voltage, dynamic power source for the United States Air Force's Active Denial System (ADS). The power supply will be designed using the patented AC-link Technology, and will use a Lithium Ion battery bank to supply dynamic direct current (DC) power to the energy transmitter.
“The AC-link technology has been one of the critical underpinnings for this project,” noted Bill Siegel, Division Manager, Electric Power Technologies Division, Science Applications International Corporation. “In addition, Princeton Power Systems’ expertise, enthusiasm and passion for service have been invaluable assets.”
The power supply will be integrated and packaged with all the Active Denial System’s components into a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly referred to as a Humvee. R&D activities are being conducted under an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program, which is the process used by the Department of Defense to rapidly move mature technologies into the hands of the warfighter for military evaluation.
On October 4, 2004 the DOD published the following contract information: 
"Communications and Power Industries (CPI), Palto Alto, Calif., is being awarded a $6,377,762 costs-reimbursement, cost-plus fixed-price contract. The contractor shall design, build, test, and delivery a two to 2.5 megawatt, high efficiency, continuous wave (CW) 95 gigahertz millimeter wave source system. The contractor shall perform extensive modeling, simulation, experiments, and testing to the maximum capabilities of their facilities (which shall no less than one megawatt peak RF output) that will ascertain the final CW capabilities of the source. The contractor also shall provide input for the requirements for the government’s test stand, which will serve as a full power facility in the future. At this time, $900,000 of the funds has been obliged. This work will be complete by January 2009. Negotiations were completed September 2004. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9451-04-C-0298)."