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Optimizing Power Availability and Sustainability in Islanded Sites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-16-P-0027
Agency Tracking Number: T152-006-0053
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA152-006
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-11-17
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501-1510
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alireza Shapoury, Ph.D.
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the DTRA need to enhance island-mode tactics for defense critical infrastructure (DCI) in the event of commercial power grid loss disruption due to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or high power microwaves (HPMs), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Optimizing power Availability and Sustainability in Islanded Sites (OASIS) strategy based on islanded power management, and planning techniques. The innovations in source-sink estimation and load alignment enable DCI to maintain successful islanded-mode operation after a power grid disruption or failure due to an electromagnetic threat. The ability to seamlessly transition to and from the commercial power grid in OASIS ensures continued operations of the DCI in adverse conditions for extended periods of time, which directly addresses DTRAs needs. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of OASIS by developing methodologies for DCI island-mode operations and submit a draft test plan detailing OASIS verification versus its defined success metrics. We will further draft a roadmap for Phase II and III transition by addressing key decision points and milestones. In Phase II, we will optimize OASIS by identifying and addressing key island-mode hurdles and limitations through close-to-real testing, and document a list of prioritized critical improvements for DCI.

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