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BASECAMP: A Blockchain Approach for Supply Chain Additive Manufacturing Parts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-19-P-A007
Agency Tracking Number: F192-001-0251
Amount: $49,140.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-001
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-02
Small Business Information
6100 Michigan Road
Plymouth, IN 46563
United States
DUNS: 081141290
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joel Neidig
 (574) 935-6918
Business Contact
 joel neidig
Phone: (574) 935-6918
Research Institution

The Phase 1 goal for the Blockchain Approach for Supply Chain Additive Manufacturing Parts (BASECAMP) proposal is to use the SIMBA Chain blockchain framework [1] to create a demonstration prototype showing a blockchain approach for the registration and tracking of Additive Manufacturing (AM) components during their entire lifecycle. The registration of AM components will consist of a hardware and software part; for hardware, a barcode will be inserted into the 3D print during manufacturing; and for software, the hardware identifier, along with design files and other metadata will recorded on the blockchain and data stores. This blockchain AM approach has several benefits: it provides a non-repudible way of registering repairs to battle damaged AM components; it provides unique registration of each component, using the the hardware identifier; it allows the storage of the design file that was used to construct that part that is signed by the author who created it, so that the authenticity of that design is established at its creation; and it provides a mechanism for inspecting potential assaults along the supply chain because each use of the part is tracked e.g. creation, installation, modification, etc.

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