Intelligent In-Line Power Disconnect System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,917.59
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-13-C-00032
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-005-0009-I
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB013.1-005
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-13-R-00009
Small Business Information
4970 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Huntsville, AL, 35805-6230
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
809202018
Principal Investigator:
RobertHenderson
robert.henderson@is4s.com
Business Contact:
RyanHill
ryan.hill@is4s.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is for an intelligent, in-line, power disconnect system (I2P) which is directly applicable to existing power line infrastructure. It requires no interruption in utility service for installation. The proposed connection would be coupled with strain sensing gauges and an array of sensors to facilitate gathering of real-time usage statistics, and assist in determining locations of downed utility lines. We intend to study several types of disconnection method and appraise each on its merits, and from the analysis select the most appropriate disengagement and reattachment method from cost, reliability, complexity, and overall savings. Our proposed electronics suite will monitor live loading conditions, and implement OTAR encryption to prevent sensitive data loss. At current no system has been fielded that gracefully degrades under catastrophic loading conditions. However, components of such a system are in widespread usage; hence, its Technology Readiness Level (TRL) prior to Phase I is appraised at 2.

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