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Accelerating Society-wide EMP Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Microgrids

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-16-P-0025
Agency Tracking Number: T152-006-0151
Amount: $148,549.00
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): 2016-03-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-10-27
Small Business Information
1290 Bay Dale Dr PMB359
Arnold, MD 21012
United States
DUNS: 610551280
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charles Manto
 (410) 991-1469
Business Contact
 Charles Manto
Phone: (410) 991-1469
Research Institution

The IAN Team, unique in its exceptional experience in EMP protection, materials science, microgrid development and management of industrial facilities needed by DCI, proposes to develop innovative strategies and methodologies for DCI island-mode operations in the event of power grid disruption or failure due to an EM threat.These island mode operations will be supported by advanced EMP shielding methodologies applicable to EMP-protected micro grids, communications and data centers, and digital power controllers along with applicable test methodologies that can be used to ensure EMP protected micro grid operations within one microgrid and between multiple local microgrids. The proposed approach can accelerate adoption of EM protected infrastructure across DCI facilities and their communities.An approach for linking an EMP protected microgrid at a local military installation with a protected microgrid in local community is outlined for demonstration in Phase 2

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