Secure Polymeric Circuit Board System
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
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.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Mark A. Stacy
Vice President, Operation
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440
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