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Secure Polymeric Circuit Board System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57580
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2761
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Secure Polymeric Circuit Board System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-03-C-5008
Award Amount: $748,845.00
 

Abstract:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc., proposes to develop a Secure Polymeric Circuit Board System based on new materials in a three-part design: substrate, interconnection layer, and hard encapsulation. The new materials and circuit board design will advancethe state-of-the-art in circuit board tamper resistance, thereby forestalling exploitation of DoD electronic technology by adversaries. Current tamper resistant encapsulation methods are difficult to apply and add weight to the system. The new materialsand design will provide a higher level of tamper resistance and improve electronic performance while reducing weight. The new substrate material will achieve lower mass density than conventional materials while exhibiting better strength and dielectricproperties. The interconnection layer will camouflage circuit paths from analysis in the unlikely event that the encapsulation is breached. The encapsulation hard coat will have material properties highly resistant to mechanical, chemical, and electronicintrusion as well as acoustic and X-ray imaging. The new fabrication processes related to these new materials and design will also reduce the production cost for secure circuit boards. This project will culminate in a prototype demonstration of anoperationally relevant secure polymeric circuit board implementing the materials, fabrication processes, and design methodology brought to maturity by this development effort.

Principal Investigator:

Mark A. Stacy
Vice President, Operation
9373201877
stacyma@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
President
9373201877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No