We assist government and commercial enterprises in improving the long-term viability and flexibility of their critical operations, assets and systems, including the networks of systems that supply electricity, communications, water, and transportation.
Our engineers evaluate the connections and interdependencies of infrastructure and identify vulnerabilities and risks from natural, accidental or malicious threats. We employ approaches that enhance security and mitigate the effects of infrastructure failures. We also identify alternatives for resiliency improvement.
ITB’s strong background in applied science and mission assurance for complex systems means we apply a systems engineering approach and discipline to our critical infrastructure analysis methods. This “systems of systems” analysis provides an efficient and effective way to identify risks and potential mitigation strategies.
NASA: ITB has proven capability and understanding of critical space and ground systems throughout the agency. ITB engineers have conducted detailed vulnerability and risk assessments to improve the resilience of Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation, communication/data centers, electrical distribution, and emergency services.
International: ITB is working with NASA sites in Europe and the European Space Agency to bring additional resiliency to critical ground systems. Two examples of technology that ITB is currently evaluating:
Microgrids – allowing an entire complex to be operated purely off the grid.
Renewable energy and energy storage options.
These technologies bring potential added benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and long-term operating costs.