MICROPROESSORS AND SIMILAR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT EQUIPMENT IN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN) ARE VULNERABLE TO DAMAGE FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE RESULTING FROM LIGHTNING, SHORT CIRCUITS IN NEARBY HIGH VOLTAGE CABLESAND NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$47,279.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
992
Agency Tracking Number:
992
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
455 Capital Mall, Suite 302, Sacramento, CA, 95814
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JAMES NOLT
(916) 442-0686
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MICROPROESSORS AND SIMILAR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT EQUIPMENT IN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN) ARE VULNERABLE TO DAMAGE FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE RESULTING FROM LIGHTNING, SHORT CIRCUITS IN NEARBY HIGH VOLTAGE CABLESAND NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS. EXISTING CIRCUIT BREAKING DEVICES DO NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION BECAUSE OF THEIR SLOW REACTION TIME. A DEVICE IS NEEDED TO ISOLATE SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT FROM LAN DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITHIN AND BETWEEN BUILDINGS SO PULSES WILL NOT BE TRANSMITTED TO THE INTEGERATED CIRCUITS AND RELATED COMPONENTS. FIBER OPTIC CABLES DO NOT TRANSMIT ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES. THIS PROPOSAL ISTO RESEARCH THE FEASIBILITY OF A FIBER OPTIC ISOLATOR CONSISTING OF A TRANSMITTER CIRCUIT, LED CONNECTOR, LENGTH OF FIBER OPTIC CABLE, DETECTOR CONNECTOR, AND RECEIVER CIRCUIT MAY PROVIDE THE NEEDED PROTECTION.

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