Print Print  
Award Information
Proposal Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-005-0009-I
Proposal Title: Intelligent In-Line Power Disconnect System
Topic Number: H-SB013.1-005
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Quick Disconnect Cables for Utility Power Distribution Systems
Organization: Integrated Solutions For Systems
Address: 2995 Wall Triana Hwy
Suite A-1
Huntsville, AL 35824-1530  
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.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-13-C-00032
Period of Performance: 05/01/2013 - 10/31/2013
Award/Contract Value: $99,917.59
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,917.59