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Sensed ENergy Transient INterrogation ELement (SENTINEL)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
81799
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-052-0714
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HIRSCH ENGINEERING & COMMUNICATIONS, INC
10300 N. Cassel Rd. Vandalia, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Sensed ENergy Transient INterrogation ELement (SENTINEL)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0046
Award Amount: $99,900.00
 

Abstract:

This is a unique, practical solution to the tampering prevention problem, because even if reverse engineers know exactly how it works - they cannot overcome it. Similar to human DNA typing, SENTINEL checks the electronic power signature that characterizes a volume operating in its environment. Any volume of or individual analog, digital, or RF elements of any system have a unique power signature on the supply voltage line(s), due to the unique combination of components in the system and their individual behaviors, which combine to form a signature that is unique to the operating environment in which the element functions. We can exploit this signature in a simple system which detects the signature, compares it with an expected one stored within it at activation, and then responds to a detected tampering situation with a reaction that prevents reverse engineering. It can be implemented in any volume, at subsystem, board, MCM, module, or chip levels. Phase I will produce (1) an experimental prototype, (2) experimental and analytical feasibility assessments using actual and simulated signature data, (3) a prototype demonstration, (4) a preliminary system design to carry forward into Phase II, and (5) an initial assessment of commercialization potential.

Principal Investigator:

Herbert L. Hirsch
Principal Engineer
9374549662
hhirsch@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Herbert L. Hirsch
President
9374549662
hhirsch@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

HIRSCH ENGINEERING & COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
10300 N. Cassel Rd. Vandalia, OH 45377

EIN/Tax ID: 311574220
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No