Self-Generating Power Source for Anti-Tamper Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0088
Agency Tracking Number: B083-041-0156
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-041
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark A Stacy
 Sr Prog Mgr, Special Projects
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP, Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
Active anti-tamper systems have the benefit of detecting and responding to a tamper event in real-time. One drawback to this type of system, however, is the constant power requirement. Battery power will eventually become insufficient to power an active system, and replacing the battery requires periodic maintenance Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to develop a self-generating power source that can provide sufficient power to protect critical technology weapons systems. CRG will leverage its materials processing capabilities, photovoltaic expertise, and system integration skills to create an AT power solution using energy conversion techniques. The proposed anti-tamper component will address all three aspects of anti-tamper design: to “deter, detect, and respond” to a tamper event. CRG will leverage their proprietary conformal coating material, multi-mode anti-tamper sensor system, energy harvesting expertise, and system integration skills to create an AT solution using this long-term power technique. The MDA has been given a directive to apply protective measures to critical program information. The proposed self-generating power source will allow MDA to meet this directive by actively protecting critical assets, even during periods of long-term storage.

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