TECHNOLOGY:  

Merlin Handheld Radio Power Adapter

AFFILIATION:   Iris Technology, Irvine, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Energy & Resilience
Area: Soldier Technologies
Tech Readiness: TRL 4

Tech Brief: The Merlin Handheld is a compact power converter and battery charger that fits between a AN/PRC-148 or AN/PRC-152 form factor handheld radio and an attached battery. It provides a port to accept input power from DC sources (solar panels, batteries, power supplies) and a port to power an accessory.

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Value Proposition: The Merlin Handheld dramatically simplifies the logistics of power management for the dismounted soldier, allowing him/her to easy scavenge power in the field or connect to base/vehicle power without having to disassemble or reassemble any major portions of the kit. This simplification will ultimately create a more focused and effective fighting force by removing the overhead of power management at the soldier level. Any soldier equipped with a compatible radio will benefit greatly from this technology.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Small to Medium Enterprise
Website: https://www.iristechnology.com/