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Zero-Remanence Anti-Tamper Cryptokey Storage Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78726
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A11-2129
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Zero-Remanence Anti-Tamper Cryptokey Storage Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0270
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research project proposal describes a program to develop a low-power, fast, non-volatile anti-tamper (AT) memory, sufficient in size for storing encryption keys that has the capability to self-erase with no data remanence and without applied power in response to tampering with the enclosure of a protected volume. The AT memory will also include an electrically programmed rapid bulk erase capability, as well as a signal line to indicate that a tampering event has been detected. The device, called an anti-tamper magnetic random access memory (AT-MRAM) is intended for volume protection of military electronics systems by providing the capability to detect and respond to invasive tampering of a protected volume by irrecoverably erasing a long unique code stored within the AT-MRAM. The AT-MRAM prototype will be implemented as a stand-alone 256-bit cryptokey memory for volumetric anti-tamper applications, and with further research and development the memory capacity could be increased to hold data other than encryption keys.

Principal Investigator:

James Deak
Senior Physicist
9529961636
jdeak@nve.com

Business Contact:

John K. Myers
Vice President of Develop
9529961610
jmyers@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRON
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411424202
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No