The United States Army has selected Kaney, Inc. for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program with the goal of improving Army rotorcraft platforms. Under this effort, Kaney will develop technologies to improve efficiencies within rotorcraft power systems needed to support aircraft modernization and mission capability expansion. Work will be performed by Kaney teams in Rockford, IL and Dayton, OH.
Electrical systems in today’s rotorcraft are composed of three phase 400Hz 115V Generation Systems with a primary AC power distribution system. Three phase AC uses Regulated Transformer Rectifier Units (RTRUs) to produce necessary 28VDC for the rotorcraft low voltage loads. Phase I scope will include preliminary design work for power electronics line-replaceable units (LRUs), as determined by an architecture study.
“We will leverage our substantial experience in manufacturing critical military and aerospace motion control products, power generation/distribution/control, and EWIS (Electrical Wiring Interconnection System) for this new product development,” said Jeffrey J. Kaney, Sr., CEO, Kaney, Inc.
About Kaney, Inc.
Kaney is a vertically integrated, systems centric engineering, manufacturing and technology company headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, USA. Its full product lifecycle offerings for the aerospace and medical industries include high-precision, high-reliability motion, power and position-control solutions, test equipment, aircraft harnesses, laboratory architecture and operation, large-scale systems integration test, certification and systems engineering. Accreditations include AS9100D, Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business, FAA Part 145 and EASA Licensed Repair Station, ITAR and FTZ #176 registrations. Kaney was the recipient of the 2019 Rockford NAACP’s “Outstanding Business” award for providing opportunity and diversity in the workplace and community. Go to www.linkedin.com/company/1077778 or kaney.com for more information.