Predictive, Quick-Response, and Fault-tolerant Circumvent and Recover System

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nokomis, Inc.
310 5th St. Array
Charleroi, PA 15022
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT:The simultaneous increase in reliance on electrically enabled military systemsoffensive, defensive, or supportcoupled with the increased proliferation of Electronic Warfare (EW) weapons presents a requirement to mitigate blue force vulnerabilities to red force capacities and inadvertent friendly EW fire and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The traditional route of statically shielding and hardening individual circuit elements can be effective, but is costly and often reduces performance. Once a systems functionality is fully developed, architectural elements that enable circumvention and recovery should be capable of being introduced to protect the vulnerable electronics. Nokomis intends to knit together individually mature, but disparate capabilities into a comprehensive circumvent and recover framework that addresses this problem. At the end of the Phase I, Nokomis intends to demonstrate a test bench concept that proves the ability to successfully and harmoniously coordinate the interaction of these critical elements into a coherent and effective circumvent and recover solution.BENEFIT:Electromagnetic attack is a rather specialized threat to consider, but it is becoming more common. Nokomis firmly envisions this product being useful to detect electromagnetic assaults or accidental discharges of high energy systems. This will be applicable to the Department of Energy, the biomedical industry, the telecommunications industry, the financial industry, etc. This is especially true of anywhere a loss of function can result in significant loss of life and where there are competing, or adversarial, interests. Of particular interest are SCADA systems as well as any facility that would be vulnerable to electromagnetic discharge, including high-power smart energy grids. Other commercial applications of this research would be in satellite development and tracking of solar events that can routinely disable electronic systems.