Accurate Identification and Mitigation of Electromagnetic Threats to Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL05AA93P
Agency Tracking Number: 040941
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6510 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236-3533
DUNS: 152225863
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Walter Keller
 Principal Investigator
 (412) 650-6236
Business Contact
 Walter Keller
Title: Business Official
Phone: (412) 650-6236
Research Institution
The technology required to deploy Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) for use against hardened military targets may be constrained to just a few nations, but for soft targets like commercial aircraft and Air Transportation System (ATS) assets options are plenty for terrorists, organized crime or rogue states hoping to inflict harm. These devices are readily configured for covert operations favored by such groups. This work will identify, quantify and provide guidance to intercept RF, EMP and HPM weapons terrorists might deploy against the ATS. Designs within this group will be categorized by type of design, quantitatively analyzed to determine threat parameters and broken down into components that can be screened by ATS personnel. The end product of this work will directly improve the safety and security of the ATS.

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