Grant will support development of NIMBUS™ MAD product for Cyber Security of Physical Systems, Infrastructure and Energy Systems
Entropy Technology Design, Inc., announced today the receipt of a Phase I grant from the United States Air Force under the auspices of the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). The grant will be utilized for the development of NIMBUS™ MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detection) to detect and identify the operational status of cyber security for physical systems in real-time. The conceptual design phase of the contract will focus on three areas of technology capability in the NIMBUS MAD:
- Magnetic mapping of infrastructure and systems to identify change in operational status.
- Real-time disconnect of critical systems to offer protection from weather or other magnetic events (solar storms, EMP)
- UAV detection of critical airspace.
An official statement from the Department of Defense said: “AFRL and MD5 have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.3, the National Security Technology Accelerator has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations. L and MD5 have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead.
Tami Fitzpatrick, CEO of Entropy Technology Design stated, “Entropy’s selection in this SBIR program supports the expansion of our multilateral technology platform by developing opportunities in verticals outside our commercial applications. As a women-owned small business in the advanced technology sector, this represent a comprehensive opportunity to address safety, productivity and liability in the weather disaster and threat sectors.”
Entropy’s team of professionals has over 30 years industry expertise in VLF magnetic field detection and is an early stage company developing multi-functional threat detectors for the rapidly growing smart city, electronic, weather, and threat safety markets. Superior weather, threat and arc flash information allows for more informed decisions in critical situations to reduce injuries, fatalities equipment damage, outages and large-scale disaster. The Company’s most advanced product candidate, MAD, was derived from its platform technology termed NIMBUS™.