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Low Noise Torpedo Power Supply

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road Suite 205 Williamsport, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Low Noise Torpedo Power Supply
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-P-4571
Award Amount: $79,981.00


QorTek and Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (LM MS2) are together proposing a new advanced integrated topology converter architecture that would significantly improve both low frequency rejection, the high frequency switching noise content and still fit within the confines of the design envelope. As the prime contractor for the MK48 CBASS torpedo, MS2 is uniquely positioned to work with QorTek in both assuring that the developed units meet performance requirements and providing the technology transition path directly to production line of the MK48. Low frequency noise that is not rejected by the power supply will couple to the sonar system hardware and will reduce the high performance extended bandwidth of the CBASS (Common Broadband Acoustic Sonar System) transmit and receive functions. The approach is to develop a modular solution in line with Navy torpedo performance upgrade programs to counter continuously evolving threats upgrades of the Mk-48. The central aim will be to design this new, very low noise power supply solution that will enable full wide bandwidth utilization of the MK48 torpedo through its novel noise reducing injection signal circuitry, such that at every stage within the power supply noise reduction, rejection, emissions will be addressed.

Principal Investigator:

Ross Bird
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700

Business Contact:

Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
Small Business Information at Submission:

QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road Suite 205 Williamsport, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232954664
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No