Government and industry experts who’ve seen Face®’s PulseStar® EMP mitigation technology call it a “game changer” that can “revolutionize” the mitigation of the catastrophic effects of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) event.
An EMP sneak attack has long been a recognized threat to U.S. military assets and the nation’s critical infrastructure. Those fears have heightened in 2021, as attendees of a global forum hosted by the Universal Peace Federation learned in November, weeks after the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff declared the Chinese test of a hypersonic delivery system close to a “Sputnik Moment.”
… China’s shocking test of a new hypersonic glide vehicle last summer has some analysts fearing it could give the nation’s Communist leaders the perfect avenue to deploy a high-altitude EMP, offering the chance to defeat the U.S. by sparking a long-lasting blackout, shutting down food and water delivery systems, and crushing military communications and contact with far-flung posts.
The fully-scaleable PulseStar® EMP mitigation technology will provide a non-invasive means of protecting devices, systems and facilities against the existential consequences of an EMP event – be it man-made or the result of a solar flare.
The Carrington Event of 1859 is history’s most famous solar storm and a 2020 study projected there’s a 7% to 40% chance of a recurrence every ten years.
Our research shows that a super-storm can happen more often than we thought. Don’t be misled by the stats, it can happen any time, we simply don’t know when and right now we can’t predict when.
Richard Horne – Head of Space Weather at the British Antarctic Survey and study co-author
The engineering challenge solved by PulseStar®
A Faraday shield is the proven way to protect against all electromagnetic threats. The problem has been how to get power and data through the shield without drilling holes to allow power and data wires to pass through, which also provides a path for the EMP pulse.
PulseStar® EMP mitigation technology enables power and data to be transmitted through the shield’s solid metal without any penetrations, so the shield remains intact and 100% effective. Every other EMP protection system requires holes, so their effectiveness is unavoidably diminished.
The shield is part of PulseStar®'s solution
The piezoelectric device central to the PulseStar® EMP mitigation technologytransmits power and data by converting theelectricity into high-density acoustic energywhich passes through the shield and is thenefficiently transformed back into electricityinside the protected area. The shield itself becomespart of the acoustic system.
This process, undetectable to the human ear, can bereversed so that the shielded device/system cantransmit power and data back to the outside world.
This unprecedented technology affords – at a lowerlife-cycle cost – the same level of protection usedto safeguard the U.S. government’s most valuablenational electronic assets.
PulseStar® isolation performance exceeds all known conventional filters.
The PulseStar® transmitter (left) transforms electricity into acoustic energy which passes through the Faraday shield and is transformed back into electricity by the PulseStar® receiver (right).
Long-lasting protection of strategic importance
Most often, PulseStar® will outlive the devices and systems it protects. It has no moving parts. It doesn’t wear out. It uses no rare earth and no toxic materials.
After a national security review, U.S. officials decided to allow The Face® Companies to offer these products globally. The thinking is that the motivation to develop and deploy EMP weapons will be lessened knowing that all nations can erect an effective defense at the device, system, and facility level.
PulseStar® EMP mitigation products coming in 2022
The first PulseStar® EMP mitigation products – with performance confirmed by expert third-party testing – will be delivered to the market in Q2/Q3 2022.
PulseStar® EMP mitigation systems are on an evolutionary path of increasing powercapacity. In five years, this EMP protection technology will be engineered for power grid assets, such as substations.