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Intelligent In-Line Power Disconnect System

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Department of Homeland Security
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2013 / SBIR
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Integrated Solutions For Systems
4970 Corporate Drive Suite 100 Huntsville, AL 35805-6230
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Woman-Owned: No
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HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Intelligent In-Line Power Disconnect System
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00032
Award Amount: $99,917.59


This proposal is for an intelligent, in-line, power disconnect system (I2P) which is directly applicable to existing power line infrastructure. It requires no interruption in utility service for installation. The proposed connection would be coupled with strain sensing gauges and an array of sensors to facilitate gathering of real-time usage statistics, and assist in determining locations of downed utility lines. We intend to study several types of disconnection method and appraise each on its merits, and from the analysis select the most appropriate disengagement and reattachment method from cost, reliability, complexity, and overall savings. Our proposed electronics suite will monitor live loading conditions, and implement OTAR encryption to prevent sensitive data loss. At current no system has been fielded that gracefully degrades under catastrophic loading conditions. However, components of such a system are in widespread usage; hence, its Technology Readiness Level (TRL) prior to Phase I is appraised at 2.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Henderson

Business Contact:

Ryan Hill
Small Business Information at Submission:

Integrated Solutions For Systems
4970 Corporate Drive, Suite 100 Huntsville, AL 35805-6230

EIN/Tax ID: 261687937
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No