SHIELDED CABLE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$46,455.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
18563
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp.
3701 Hawkins Street Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Michael G. White
 (505) 345-8623
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SHIELDED CABLES USED WITHIN ARMY SYSTEMS PROVIDE PROTECTION TO ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE (EMP) RADIATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE EMI), AND OTHER EXTERNAL ELECTRIC OVER STRESS (EOS). HARSH OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS AND ABUSE DEGRADE THE SHIELDED CABLES WITH TIME. MAINTENANCE TESTING OF SINGLE CABLE LENGTHS AS A TWO PORT DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER NETWORK WILL PROVIDE THE IMPEDANCE TRANSFER FUNCTION WHICH IS THEN EASILY USED FOR FREQUENCY ANOMALY ANALYSIS. MULTI-BRANCHED, MULTI-WIRE SHIELDED CABLES INTRODUCE AN ORDER OF COMPLEXITY SINCE THE PROBLEM BECOMES ONE OF MULTI-PORT NETWORK ANALYSIS WITH TERMINATION INTO MISMATCHED LOADS. THE INTRODUCTION OF MULTI-TWISTED WIRE LENGTHS. BOTH SHIELDED AND/OR INSULATED, FURTHER COMPOUNDS THE PROBLEM. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ELECTRICAL SENSOR/NEURAL NETWORK BASED SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY AND ISOLATE FAULTS IN MULTI-BRANCHED, MULTI-WIRE CABLES.

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