High-Voltage-Discharge Self-Destruct Mechanisms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0401
Agency Tracking Number: O053-A12-2052
Amount: $99,791.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-A12
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
14817 Silverstone Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20905
DUNS: 160366659
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Mostovych
 (301) 388-3838
Business Contact
 Marta Mostovych
Title: VP, CFO
Phone: (301) 388-3838
Email: mmost@enterprisesciences.com
Research Institution
This proposal presents a plan for developing and evaluating new high-voltage technologies capable of permanently destroying the functionality of semiconductor memory and processor circuits as well as any residual data remanence stored in these units. The envisioned technologies can be implemented on the chip, pc-board, or device platform level--equally effectively for new designs as well as retrofits of older equipment. This will allow for the quick physical self-destruction of critical components in secure systems should the systems be physically compromised. The proposed effort will evaluate, design, and demonstrate the technology in laboratory trials. The program in this proposal has the goals of laboratory implementation and verification of miniature "Marx-bank" pulsers that can be integrated into standard pc-board designs, as well as demonstration of on-command destruction of memory and processor semiconductors by high voltage discharge from these pulsers.

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