Low-Profile Tamper Detection Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-8070
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-214-2220
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-214
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028856420
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Knowles
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700
gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
What is proposed is an inexpensive nearly undetectable method for detection of any effort to tamper with security sensitive electronics. This new approach would defeat the entire gamut of intrusion events from board probing through to device-level intrusive dissection making it extraordinarily difficult to reverse engineer the electronics. The use of a new class of semiconductor materials can be applied at individual IC level through to an entire circuit board assembly as to be extremely intrusion sensitive. External device integration can extend from very low profile integration to thick layer heat sink augmentation or replacement. Internal device integration options include Small Outline (SO), Ball Grid Array (BGA), and Land Grid Array (LGA). Integration of this new class of semiconductor materials also enables a completely new approach to autonomous electronics autodestruct in response to any unauthorized access attempt.

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