Low-Profile Tamper Detection Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-C-1192
Agency Tracking Number: F061-214-2220
Amount: $749,823.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-214
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: cbrooke@qortek.net
Research Institution
What is proposed is an inexpensive nearly undetectable method for detection of any unauthorized effort to access 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 is initially focusing on memory circuits and processors (e.g. BGA, LGA, TSOP, LQFP and PGA), to be quickly followed by other electronic hardware. Integration of the semiconductor sensors with boundary scan assist architecture will generate signals that may be sent to destroy all the dies inside the microelectronics while constantly monitoring the health of all the chips on a PCB.

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