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Power System Protection from EMP Attack Using Carbon Nanotubes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91575
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-031-0411
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLASMA SCIENCES CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421-7421
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Power System Protection from EMP Attack Using Carbon Nanotubes
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7148
Award Amount: $99,955.00
 

Abstract:

Protection of the power and system interconnects supporting the BMDS radar systems can be a vulnerability of the radar system and of the supporting C2 infrastructure. Existing technology is capable of meeting <5ns mitigation time scales of over-voltage events. Using CNT arrays with microstrip circuitry and waveguide fabrication, Accurate Automation Corporation has demonstrated repeatable, consistent, long-term systems capable of protecting the radar aperture from High Power fast rise time HPM attacks scenarios with sub-nanosecond response times. System interconnects including AC and DC power connection points are vulnerable to induced line noise and can be a pathway to failure of a system from the inside out. Adequate protections from front door to back door are required for a complete insulation of the BMDS system from a HPM event. Accurate Automation Corporation has a well defined history of the utilization of CNT arrays for passive EMP / HPM mitigation across a broad range of RF bands and in various system applications ranging from PC Board applications, waveguide, and SMA or N type interconnects for 1-20 GHz protection. This approach can be extended to the AC and DC power systems proposed within and will be demonstrated during the Phase I execution.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Simmons
Principal Investigator
4238944646
bsimmons@accurate-automation.com

Business Contact:

Roger Bailey
CFO
4238944646
rogerdalebailey@netzero.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLASMA SCIENCES CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421

EIN/Tax ID: 870703567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No