Electro Magnetic Probability of Effect (EMPE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,911.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-04-C-1043
Award Id:
70014
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-055-1763
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081475873
Principal Investigator:
Robert Pierson
Project Manager
(505) 767-1210
pierson@aptec.com
Business Contact:
Kimberly Meagher
Dir. Finance, Contracts,
(505) 767-1231
kmeagher@aptec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy is required to demonstrate the immunity of its ordnance and electronic systems to electromagnetic threats. Simple pass/fail testing is no longer adequate for demonstrating compliance in a field environment increasingly characterized by high power transmission. The Electro-Magnetic Probability of Effect (EMPE) tools proposed in this SBIR will enable the Navy to design new systems and assess their electro-magnetic vulnerability based on statistical characterization. EMPE offers the ability to quantify system hardness, margin of safety, and to extrapolate likelihood of failure under severe electromagnetic exposure without resorting to simplistic, expensive, and hazardous tests. The intent of this SBIR is to support the development of a methodology for assessing the probability of effect (PE) or failure of subsystems/components when used in a variety of systems at different EM stress levels. This methodology removes the requirement for testing using exact simulations of the specified EME. In addition, it provides procedures for addressing the impact of system configuration and EME changes. The methodology is comprised of two elements, which when combined provide a prescription for estimating the PE of the subsystem/components located in a system when subjected to a specified EM level.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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