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Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-P-1156
Award Amount: $149,907.00


To address the OSD"s need for a militarized power line communication system, POC proposes to develop a new Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services (CEGAS). CEGAS is based on a set of innovative modifications to the available power line communication systems that will enable the OSD to enhance resource management securely and reliably without the need to install and maintain a parallel data network for grid auxiliary services such as peak shaving, frequency control and contingency protection. As a result, this system offers militarized power line communication for control and management of fuel and several other renewable energy sources in a tactical electrical grid. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of CEGAS by analysis and design of a communication protocol and fabrication of a prototype to prove key performance areas, such as link availability, interoperability, interference robustness, latency, and security for a 208 VAC, three-phase electrical grid. We will further provide a cost/benefit analysis and a development plan with performance goals for Phase II. In Phase II, POC plans to develop a full system and test it with the OSD; perform a detailed cost analysis of CEGAS compared to existing technologies; and provide a Phase III development plan.

Principal Investigator:

Alireza Shapoury
Group Leader, Advanced Systems
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Information Technologies Division 1845 W. 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No