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Information Assurance and Anti-Tamper System Level Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86163
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-IA6-2043
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Athena Group, Inc.
408 West University Avenue Suite 306 Gainesville, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Information Assurance and Anti-Tamper System Level Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0032
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The "smart dust" micro-radio concept developed by DARPA provides an outstanding demonstration of the potential of distributed micro-sensor networks connected by low-power radio frequency (RF) data links in a self-organizing network. Distributed micro-sensor and control networks are poised to become a major component in the global information grid (GIG), and have vast potential in DoD and Homeland Security applications such as border security and nuclear/biological/chemical (NBC) threat detection sensor networks. GIG node products are now being manufactured for commercial applications, however, these initial devices do not yet address the important issues of security, robustness, and tamper resistance that are necessary to deploy these devices in mission-critical applications. In Phase I Athena will directly step from the current generation of GIG node products to produce a robust, secure GIG node, called Black Dust, that provides defense in depth through an innovative combination of single-chip module anti-tamper features and information assurance techniques.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathon D. Mellott
Chief Technology Officer
3523712567
jon@athena-group.com

Business Contact:

Monica A. Murphy
President and CEO
3523712567
mmurphy@athena-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 NW 31 Street Gainesville, FL 32605

EIN/Tax ID: 592724492
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No