VPT, Inc.: A Global Leader
The VPT, Inc. tagline says it all… “Power your critical mission today.” As a global leader, VPT excels in their field of power conversion solutions for use in avionics, military and space applications. Their high reliability DC-DC converters, EMI filters, accessory power products and custom engineering services for the rapid development of critical power systems are some of the reasons why they are innovators within their industry.
For over 20 years, their award-winning products and services have powered systems for world class organizations and programs such as Boeing, NASA and Northrop Grumman. Holding over 25 patents in power technology, one of their most exciting achievements is their power converters for GPS satellites. There are presently 12 GPS satellites in orbit with VPT power converters.
Several years ago, VPT was awarded the contract to provide all the payload power converters for the next generation GPS satellites (GPS III). This involves some extremely challenging specifications for reliability, radiation protection and power handling capability. So far, VPT has delivered power converters for the first eight satellites with the first one scheduled for launch in 2015. There will eventually be 30 satellites in this next generation constellation.
VPT is making a difference at the VTCRC, with the local community and beyond. CEO Dr. Dan Sable said, “The VTCRC has provided us with a beautiful building, designed exactly to our specification, completed exactly on schedule, professional maintenance services and at a reasonable price. All businesses are about performance, on-time delivery, customer service and cost. The VTCRC takes each of these very seriously.”