QorTek Presents to NASA and Industry

QorTek, Inc., one of the QorTek Group of companies in the Williamsport area was invited by NASA to provide an overview its advanced research on space power electronics.  QorTek provided two separate back-to-back presentations that took place at the new NASA Glenn Mission Integration Center in Cleveland, Ohio on March 17.  Speaking to a large audience filling the auditorium that consisted of scientists, managers, and engineers from several NASA Centers and NASA HQ along with representatives from selected companies representing the Aerospace Industry, QorTek discussed its advanced electronics. Thistechnolgy designed and fabricated in Williamsport PA, specifically developed to support NASA missions to Mars, Deep Space and Solar Flares observation where they must withstand very high temperatures and very high radiation levels without failure.  The new power electronic system products are also directly applicable to a number of Department of Defense space mission needs, and the development of this advanced technology is being in large part funded by The United States Air Force and the Missile Defense Agency.  QorTek has recently applied for several International patents covering dc/dc converters, voltage sensors, current sensors, voltage isolators, and point-of–load converters that all share a radical new advance in electronics of no longer requiring magnetic transformers or digital processors, making them ideal for operating in very harsh conditions.  

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Dr. Gareth Knowles, CEO QorTek Group, providing one of the two invited presentations to NASA and the Aerospace Industry




QorTek Receives Tibbetts Award From Congressman Marino

On Wednesday, September 24th, Congressman Tom Marino presented Dr. Gareth Knowles, CEO of local power products manufacturer QorTek, Inc., with the annual Tibbetts Award, which recognizes small businesses for their achievements in research and development for the government and as successful drivers of innovation and job creation.  Presentation of the Tibbetts Award was held at QorTek’s facility on Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, PA. 

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QorTek traveled to Patuxent River to participate in a flight test with KEYW Corporation’s Multiband SAR (MBSAR).  The joint test was for verification of the MBSAR along with QorTek’s real time SAR diagnostic hardware.  The pre-deployment flight allows KEYW to monitor the MBSAR in real-time by observing a health metrics that is created by the QorTek diagnostic hardware as the SAR pass is completed.  After the pass was completed, the KEYW team processed the SAR data and into images and compared the results to the previously generated radar health status.   The testing is all part of an Air Force funded development as QorTek works to transition its state of the art health monitoring software.



Picatinny Arsenal has signed off on a comprehensive 3 year CRADA with QorTek to co-develop its technologies for advanced Army applications. NASA Tech Briefs includes an article describing QorTek innovative Quasi-linear Circuit Topology specifically developed for rad hard power supply applications.

  • QorTek provided the critical skills necessary to help us complete our Phase I and II SBIR project. Without their assistance with power amplifier design and architecture the program would not have been nearly as successful. The technology they developed may have other applications within our company that we are excitedly exploring.

    Eric Summers, Vice President & Chief Scientist, ETREMA Products, Inc.
  • APC International has been working with QorTek for several, years on various engineering projects. QorTek's experience, knowledge and expertise working with piezo devices and drive electronics has been invaluable. QorTek's personal have always been very helpful and attentive throughout the entire process. APC looks forward to working with QorTek for many years to come.

    Jeff Zahnd, VP Engineering, APC International, Ltd
  • I have had the pleasure of working with QorTek and its technologists for nearly 15 years, on many different projects, ranging from flutter test surfaces for NASA to guided hard-launched munitions for DARPA. The engineering solutions were always lower in weight and volume than expected and contracted with superior performance. Basically, QorTek is our go-to company for piezoelectric actuation and driving electronics.

    Dr. Ron Barrett, President and O.E.O., Barrett Aerospace Technologies
  • “I have collaborated with QorTek, Inc. since its inception. This company is characterized by excellent engineering credentials and skills, experience, professional ethics and knowledge of its engineers, and disciplined and organized management style. Working on numerous projects as a consultant I have always been impressed by the quality of the projects developed by the company and the inventiveness demonstrated in its designs.”

    Victor Birman, PhD, PE, President, MechResearch, LLC
  • It has been a pleasure to team with QorTek on R&D contracts. We worked with them to successfully develop a ceramic based DC-DC converter and were able to integrate Space Micro's expertise with their advanced electronics as to create a path to space grade components.

    David Strobel, President and CEO, Space Micro, Inc.
  • QorTek’s knowledgeable engineering staff worked closely with our engineers in understanding our needs to provide us with the customized high power amplification and complex algorithm control that allowed us to move our product to the next level. Working with QorTek was a great experience and their products reflect their commitment to excellence.

    Maureen L. Mulvihill, PhD, President and CEO, Actuated Medical, Inc.
  • QorTek is a very agile and innovative group. They have a broad set of skills and talents. I have engaged them on several design and development projects and they have delivered on each one. They not only delivered the desired system, but they also educated us immensely on the new technology we were adopting. I have no hesitation in going to them in the future for any power or control design needs.

    Douglas Memering, Director - Product Planning Fuel Systems, Cummins, Inc.
  • "The QorTek team has deep technical understanding of a wide variety of projects. It is stimulating to work with such a talented team of engineers and managers. They were able to connect the dots from our SiC device solutions to the DoD customer requirements"

    Dr. Ranbir Singh, President/CEO, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc.
  • “QorTek has provided innovative products that have powered our underwater acoustic transducers, allowing us to support the US Navy with much needed systems. QorTek has been especially outstanding in backing up their products with excellent support, not only with phone support but their physical presence during key phases of our lab and field testing. We view this as being above and beyond the normal level of support provided by subsystem suppliers.”

    Peter Ulrich, Principle Investigator, Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
  • QorTek is an outstanding partner that we have worked with on several advanced technology projects. They are one of our core small business relationships for the SBIR/STTR Program. We hope to leverage their advanced technology in our programs for mutual benefit.

    Jon Bell, Manager – MST Newport Operations, Lockheed Martin

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