Project Announcement: Rapid Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Diagnosis and Mitigation

The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to identify a rapid EMI diagnosis and mitigation process, to assist with the maintenance and sustainment of Navy vessels. Methodologies required to fix over 2000 EMI penetrations on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier as a surrogate will be investigated. Pulse current injection (PCI) testing of penetration points for cables on the ship will be accomplished to evaluate repairs on all points that have failed to meet MIL-STD-1310H at 60 decibels for each penetration point as part of this assessment. The initiative will demonstrate potential savings on maintenance and sustainment costs, increase the operational readiness of the aircraft carrier, provide a safer work environment, and generate lessons learned to assist with the repair of EMI on current ships, as well as help with the design of future CVN class ships.

To learn more about this project contact Debbie Lilu at debral@ncms.org or call 734-262-0758. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).