NIHS has executed the contract for the Applying Recognized Economic Measures to DHS Infrastructure Sectors Project. This project will be led by Dr. Thomas Johnson with the University of Missouri.
The University of Kentucky is identifying existing concepts and developing new ones to reduce the risk from water-side attacks to dams and gated spillways. The approach is to identify or develop cost effective concepts for reducing risks to dams from water-borne and underwater threats. One mitigation measure that will be investigated is establishing appropriate buffer zones around critical facilities. The technology must incorporate appropriate delay alternatives and less-than-lethal options to deal with incoming water-side approaches whose intentions are not clearly estab-lished, but may not be hostile.
Dr. Braden Lusk with the University of Kentucky is developing blast mitigation solutions for critical power transformers. The target objective of the project is to increase resiliency of the local/regional power grid by mitigating a potential threat to critical power transformers located within the grid. The University of Kentucky is prepared to assess the threat level for critical power transformers on the power grid on a local and regional basis near Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Rodney Andrews with the University of Kentucky has developed multifunctional protective materials based on novel carbon and carbon composite components.