An experimental evaluation of physical security in the electric generation infrastructure against electromagnetic threats/attacks, both large-scale and localized.
- Responding to the increased U.S. government interest in energy infrastructure protection against EM threats
- A much-needed, experimentally-backed study that builds on past EMP theory/modeling analyses, to provide engineering guidelines for EM physical security of the nation’s generation infrastructure
- Innovative approach for mapping EM threat field levels in target systems via non-perturbing/non-destructive probing at scaled-down field levels
- Advancing GMLC objectives by securing Generation, the heart of the bulk power system, against a full spectrum of EM threats
- Characterization of potential damaging/disruptive effects from EM threats to different types of generation plants
- Wide impact: not a fuel-specific study
- Definition of protective countermeasures to ensure system functionality and/or minimal, recoverable damages
- Provide scientific support to regulatory actions, industry R&D, and deterrence against EM attacks.