Militarized Power Line Communication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1155
Agency Tracking Number: O123-EP7-4219
Amount: $149,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-EP7
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
5-D Systems Inc.
1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 3200, Round Rock, TX, -
DUNS: 090213369
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bennie Kirk, Jr.
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 238-9840
 bennie.kirk@5dsystems.com
Business Contact
 Darren Johnson
Title: Engineering Manager
Phone: (512) 238-9840
Email: darren.johnson@5dsystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
5-D is developing a cost effective, militarized, power line communications (PLC) system leveraging commercial"Smart Grid"and PLC technologies. Our approach provides the system components necessary to properly manage the variable resources and loads inherent in micro grid power systems like those employed at forward operating bases. In addition, our solution offers the option of providing broadband networking communications, further minimizing the infrastructure and installation typically required. The system components under development are modular by design, offering flexibility of integration and application for various power grid issues like seamless integration of renewable power sources and generator load balancing. 5-D Systems has already designed and proven militarized PLC technology for the Air Force Research Lab (targeted for legacy aircraft and other applications) and will leverage this experience to design, demonstrate, and ultimately deliver a viable micro grid communications and control system.

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