Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,907.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1156
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-EP7-4088
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-EP7
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Information Technologies Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Alireza Shapoury
Group Leader, Advanced Systems
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the OSD"s need for a militarized power line communication system, POC proposes to develop a new Communicator for Electrical Grid Axillary Services (CEGAS). CEGAS is based on a set of innovative modifications to the available power line communication systems that will enable the OSD to enhance resource management securely and reliably without the need to install and maintain a parallel data network for grid auxiliary services such as peak shaving, frequency control and contingency protection. As a result, this system offers militarized power line communication for control and management of fuel and several other renewable energy sources in a tactical electrical grid. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of CEGAS by analysis and design of a communication protocol and fabrication of a prototype to prove key performance areas, such as link availability, interoperability, interference robustness, latency, and security for a 208 VAC, three-phase electrical grid. We will further provide a cost/benefit analysis and a development plan with performance goals for Phase II. In Phase II, POC plans to develop a full system and test it with the OSD; perform a detailed cost analysis of CEGAS compared to existing technologies; and provide a Phase III development plan.

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