In 2009, the U.S. Navy was anticipating the deployment of the F-35 joint strike fighter from its aircraft carriers. However, there were two challenges onboard: power and space. FCX Systems provided solutions for both. Specifically, the Navy’s RFP called for the development of a system that would deliver power to 400 hertz AC and 270-volt DC aircraft. There was to be minimum impact on the existing equipment and space. FCX, a military contractor since 1987, used its experience with the 400 hertz AC and 270-volt DC high performance supplies to cross utilize a large portion of the existing 400 hertz system, providing substantial savings in cost and space. In fact, the 270-volt DC addition designed and produced by FCX is a compact pod mounted in a remote, out-of-the-way location. With innovation and expertise, FCX won a multi-year contract for delivery of 438 270-volt DC units, which was completed in 2013. In 2015, FCX was awarded a five-year contract for 300 additional units. Performance and reliability that only FCX can deliver.
The United States Air Force depended upon one firm to manufacture its 270 VDC power supply for the F-22 Raptor. That firm is FCX Systems. In 1999, the engineering staff from Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California distributed an inquiry: they needed a power supply for a 270 VDC military aircraft. This was not a normal 270 VDC. It required a fast, dynamic response with excellent voltage regulation. Simply stated: they needed a power supply that was as technically advanced as the new fighter jet. Eleven manufacturers submitted systems. All eleven were unsuccessful in passing the Lockheed Iron Bird Vehicle System Simulator. FCX Systems, specialists in solid-state frequency converters and ground power support, was invited to Edwards and presented with the challenge. They started designs on the flight home and the project continued as a priority until completion. The FCX unit was air shipped to Lockheed Martin’s Vehicle System Simulator in Fort Worth, Texas. After passing stringent test parameters, the unit was subjected to undisclosed tests–confidential tests–and passed. The FCX unit was cleared for the existing test program as well as non-disclosed future programs. The same unit was air shipped to Edwards Air Force Base, installed, and commissioned for the first F-22 of the test program. Today, FCX not only builds the 270 VDC power supply for the F-22, FCX also builds 270 VDC supplies for the emerging F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a special multifunctional model supplies the F-35 assembly lines around the globe. They call it “The Beast.”
The central system converters in Naval hangar 201 were not functioning properly and operating at less than 50 percent capacity. A major overhaul was required and the spec list was extensive. No problem for FCX Systems. An RFP issued by the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland outlined the following: Two solid-state 312 kVA 400 hertz parallelable central system converters that would distribute power to eight new dual output gate box/line drop compensators. One solid-state 90 kVA 400 hertz converter. Seventeen 100-foot aircraft cables and cable racks. And, removal of two older 312 kVA converters located in a small equipment room. There was more: the new 312 kVA converters needed to fit into the same footprint as the old converters . . . and re-use existing feeder and distribution wiring. To prevent interruptions during ongoing operations in this critical hangar, the installer had one weekend to remove the existing 312 kVA converters, install the two new converters and return the facility to full service. By carefully coordinating with the installation contractor, FCX Systems was the key to successfully completing the project in the time required. 400 hertz power was restored to hangar 201 and the U.S. Navy is well-positioned to support mission efforts. Another FCX success.
The U.S. Navy was forced to replace two out-of-date central system converters with state-of-the-art units . . . one of which was no longer operational. The upgrade requirements were challenging and extensive. FCX Systems met this challenge head-on. It was an opportunity to demonstrate the superiority of its products as the competitors’ units failed. The two central system units to be replaced were located inside the U.S. Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The RFP was formidable: The unit design was to accommodate bottom-fed electrical connections and had to match existing feeder locations in the floor of the equipment room housing the converters. The enclosure size also needed to fit through the tight entrance into the equipment room. No additional costs were to be incurred to change connections for input and output power. The project was to be completed without any 400 hertz power outages as this would disrupt ongoing missions. It was a custom project, start-to-finish, which is a strength embedded in the FCX culture. The award-winning firm intelligently designed and produced two new form-fit-and-function replacement converters and coordinated removal and installation with the contractor. The entire hangar was promptly returned to 100 percent functional status. No surprise, FCX successfully completed the project on time and under budget.
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Jason Summers and Michael Richards of FCX Systems, Inc. demonstrate the wifi technology included in the 400 Hz systems offered by the company. For more than 26 years, FCX has been synonymous with quality & satisfaction in the solid state frequency converter market. Our products, installed in more than 75 countries, function exceptionally well in military, commercial, industrial & ship shore applications. From one of the largest converters ever built for a shipyard facility (2MVA) to the 270VDC converters built for F-35 aircraft support, we exceed the expectations of our customers. Outstanding engineering & know-how remains the constant at FCX.
The U.S. Coast Guard needed to relocate the 400 hertz power supply on its cutters. The challenge was getting the equipment through narrow areas and doorways . . . and into the desired space that demanded a narrower profile than the original unit. Meeting a project’s specialized needs is a hallmark of FCX Systems. Working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to understand the spatial limitations, FCX specialists designed and produced an innovative two-piece enclosure. This allowed the units to be placed in the target location one piece at a time and mated together using quick connect fittings. When the situation demands an innovative solution, FCX Systems leads the way.