NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2012
Reference Number: JSC-SO-263
Category: Computer Technology
Origin: Hardware to protect electronics from radiation
In order to harden power converters for the rigors of space, NASA awarded multiple SBIR contracts to Blacksburg, Virginia-based VPT Inc. The resulting hybrid DC-DC converters have proven valuable in aerospace applications, and as a result the company has generated millions in revenue from the product line and created four high-tech jobs to handle production.
Page Number in Published book: 122
Manufacturer: VPT Inc.