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Company Information:

Company Name: Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc.
City: Decatur
State: AL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (256) 905-0775

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,469,937.00 16
SBIR Phase II $6,589,709.00 9

Award List:

Advanced Data Link Simulator (ADLS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is demonstrate the feasibility of developing a re-configurable electronic system to produce a programmable Advanced Data Link Simulator. LIT proposes a Phase I SBIR to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an adaptable,re-configurable Advanced Data Link Simulator… More

Drag Reduction in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to prove the feasibility of building high-power Solid State Relays (SSR) using power MOSFET technology, and specifically to produce a unit to replace the Navy N-130 relays. Power MOSFET technology affords the capabilityto switch high voltage power at high currents… More

Phase II Proposal - Relay Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lewis, James, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,695.00
Abstract:
Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc. (LIT) has, under Phase I efforts, developed an electronic relay design capable of serving as a replacement for N-130 relays used on Navy CVN 68 class ships . To accomplish this, LIT has developed and utilizedproprietary techniques (Patent Pending) utilizing… More

Techniques and Processes for Rendering Mobile Technology Forensically Irrecoverable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
LIT Recommends: 1. Developing Self-Modifying FPGAs that self-scramble or destroy their own configuration EEPROM. 2. Evaluating Encrypted Memory Controller that encrypts data files. Data can be read back only through controller which may be destroyed if compromised. 3. Retrieval/destruction… More

Secure Memory for Anti-Tamper (AT) Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes developing non-volatile memory constructed from blocks of SRAM configured for fast block erasure using a parallel erase technique. LIT proposes a memory controller capable of quickly rendering the data useless by means of a proprietary technique.

Embedded Vibration Monitoring and Real-Time Data Analysis and Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes using Actel "Live at Power Up" (LAPU) FPGA to design an Embedded Vibration Monitoring and Real-Time Data Analysis and Reduction System with a Low Power, Continuous Monitoring Sub-system and a fast-waking signal processing sub-system.

Secure, Lightweight, Tamper Proof, Cable Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes a modular Fiber Optic Universal Cable Adapter. Fiber Optic (FO) technology provides high-speed communication bandwidth (into gigabits per second) with advantages in weight and security. FO is intrinsically secure over the Electro-Magnetic spectrum. FO is suitable for cabling… More

Virtual Sensor Wiring Harness for Hazardous Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Enginer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes developing a HERO-Safe communication protocol to allow the use of RF transceivers to meet the requirements of a Virtual Wiring Harness for Hazardous Environments. LIT is teaming with Texas Instruments (TI) and will utilize TI's Chipcon family of RF components to achieve the low power… More

Cheap Miniaturized Intelligent Wireless Missile Sensor Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed solution is to leverage LIT's experience in designing and fielding military hardware and sensor-related technologies and teaming with Texas Instruments, a major manufacturer of related technologies, to develop a soundly engineered miniature intelligent wireless missile sensor platform… More

Techniques and Processes for Rendering Mobile Technology Forensically Irrecoverable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $374,991.00
Abstract:
LIT will improve FPGA sanitization techniques, develop Tamper Detection (TD) technology, and begin developing an Anti-Tamper Integrated Circuit (AT IC). LIT will pursue National Security Agency (NSA) qualification of the developed products and technology as appropriate. In Phase I LIT developed… More

Secure, Lightweight, Tamper Proof, Cable Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
IN Phase I LIT designed and built a prototype Universal Cable Adapter (UCA) system. The prototype UCA system includes Hub and Interface Module (IM) CCAs. The Hub controls and interfaces with the Fiber Optic transceiver and the Interface Modules. The UCA system includes IM for various analog and… More

Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Penalty and Response Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes an AT system that is incrementally activated and de-activated. A protected system is progressively transitioned into secure operation with multiple safeguards and authentication checks. Authentication failure causes the system to halt the transition into mission critical operation and… More

Anti-tamper for JTAG boundary scan ports

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc (LIT) proposes a Secure Test and Programming Interface (STPI) to protect Integrated Circuit (IC) test and programming interfaces on Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA) while providing access to these interfaces for legitimate test and verification purposes. The LIT… More

Antitamper Technology for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes the development of Phantom Sensor technology to prevent exploitation of US Weapons Systems and to protect Critical Program Information by characterizing the configuration of a CCA and for determining if the CCA has been tampered with or altered. Phantom Sensor CCA characterization… More

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Physical Unclonable Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, CTO – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes development of PUF Technology with improved entropy, variation, and noise characteristics. This technology holds promise for verifying the configuration of secure systems and verifying that the configuration has not been tampered with. This concept provides a new capability for… More

Anti-Reverse Engineering (RE) Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, CTO – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes developing a processor socket that detects system configuration attributes and protects the system from interposers, probing, and other dynamic reverse engineering techniques. The LIT AT Processor Socket (ATPS) would utilize circuitry between the microprocessor socket connector and… More

Tamper Resistant UAV/UGV Embedded Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, CTO – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc. (LIT) proposes developing a feature-rich Tamper Resistant Embedded Processing System that combines an efficient, well-designed, processing platform with a layered AT approach. The processing system will be designed with AT emphasis and will capitalize on the AT… More

Zero Power/Ultra Low Power Tamper Detection Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, CTO – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
LIT proposes development of Ultra Low Power Tamper Detection Technology to allow for the detection of probing and tamper events while consuming a minimal level of power. LIT"s novel tamper sensor technology produces a sensor which remains sensitive to tamper events without interruption, while… More

Antitamper Technology for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principal Engineer – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Product Authentication protects the CPI through the Weapon System Life Cycle. LIT Product Authentication is structured into two major components. The Product Authentication Key System (PAKS) derives cryptographic keys from authentication codes provided by the Product Authentication Sensor System… More

Anti-tamper for JTAG boundary scan ports

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Engineer – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
LIT Proposed development of a Secure Test/Programming Interface (STPI) that provides both Access Control and Tamper Detection. Phase I achievements include: Probe/Connection Detect Low Component Impact Through-the-System Protection Around-the-System Protection Layered Authentication In Phase… More

Relay Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Engineer – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $701,975.00
Abstract:
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Anti-Tamper Technology for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Lewis, Principal Eng, SBIR Project Manager – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
LIT will develop Silicon Modification Sensor (SMS) circuitry that is capable of detecting FIB processing or unauthorized changes to Integrated Circuit (IC) silicon. The SMS circuits will produce key material to be used to decipher CPI data and software. The SMS system is intended to operate as a… More

Anti-Reverse Engineering (RE) Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principle Engineer – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $730,643.00
Abstract:
LIT accomplished all Phase I goals and technical objectives. During Phase I, LIT designed a zero power/ultra low power sensor using an ultra low power microprocessor and an electromagnetic sensing element. Embedded code was developed, providing primary anti-tamper function, as well as a real time… More

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Physical Unclonable Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Principle Engineer – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $723,978.00
Abstract:
LIT accomplished all Phase I goals and technical objectives. In Phase I LIT produced an effective Random Number Generator (RNG) and tested two PUF designs. The PUF designs showed greatly improved Entropy and Stability over other technologies. LIT"s Entropy Goal for Phase II is 100% (already… More

Anti-Tamper Technology for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James M. Lewis, Prinicipal Engineer – (256) 905-0775
Award Amount: $999,428.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to develop Unclonable Functions that will generate reliable cryptographic keys based on system characteristics. In the event of a reverse engineering attack, the encrypted configuration files, programs, and data will not be deciphered because the attack modifies the… More