Making the impossible mission, possible.

Battery limits shouldn't block your mission.

Continuous, radioisotopic power

Superior, efficient solutions

Direct Kinetic Solutions is building a solution to the near-ubiquitous lithium battery. The aim? To make bolder, more efficient missions a reality.

 

With small, reliable, long-lasting radiosotopic batteries, DKS can open up valuable space and weight allocation, while increasing mission efficiencies across industries.

DKS battery solutions have been designed to power unique projects related to small satellites, asset tracking, and future-forward applications.

A unique power management system for small satellites.

Low-mass hardware

Longer missions

The DKS solution offers beta-emitting radioisotope power sources in a singular design that provides uninterrupted power over long stretches of time. This power can be applied to commonly used battery purposes across varied applications and industries.

The Challenge

The size of external satellite structure and the area of the solar arrays is small and offers limited sun exposure. This results in low power availability averaging less than 1 W to 10 W. Currently, solar arrays require an additional battery source of bulky Lithium-ion batteries.

The DKS Solution

 

Radioisotopic power creates a unique power management system that can work with existing solar panels. DKS will eliminate the need for lithium batteries in satellites, optimizing power, space, and volume. This will extend mission life cycles into the decades.

 

This will free up valuable space for mission payloads and prolonged longevity.

 

Cubesats

Quick description

Quick description

Track better, faster, longer.

Radioisotope power sources

Superior density

Many benefits across multiple industries such as operational efficiencies, cost and time savings and accountability.

 

The Challenge

 

Power usage and reading device proximity are two main challenges for the industry. The DKS solution answers that need, as it is specifically designed to power unique technological projects related to small satellites, asset tracking, and in-field communications.

The DKS Solution

 

Power usage and reading device proximity are two main challenges for the industry. The DKS solution answers that need, as it is specifically designed to power unique technological projects related to small satellites, asset tracking, and in-field communications.

The Limits of Existing Solutions

Currently, RFID technology allows for the tracking of increasingly smaller assets. However, the market can be further opened up by a reader device that offers battery life between 7 and 9 years. Radioisotopic power offers just this, with fewer limits on device and label capabilities.

 

Near-ubiquitous GPS tracking operates with a battery life of 2 years, depending on the power source, but oftentimes requiring a battery pack and maintenance to preserve functionality. 

 

The DKS Solution 

 

DKS provides a sensor that can operate indefinitely without a maintenance burden and a tracking area of at least three square kilometres.

 

This allows for the powering of IoT sensors, and the next generation of long-lasting IoT devices.

It's a capability that can be expanded to include sensors and hub systems for smart buildings and wide-scale city infrastructure.

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