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SATT (Smart Anti-Tamper Technologies)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: B083-043-0327
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-043
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-09-27
Small Business Information
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000
Medford, MA 02155
United States
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marthinus van Schoor
 Chief Executive/Technical Officer
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 Petra Botha
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Research Institution

The protection of CPI from unwanted transfer is necessary to ensure a tactical advantage over our adversaries. Various powered sensor based response techniques have been developed for AT systems. These systems require a means to constantly power the AT system for long periods of time. Current energy storage technologies such as batteries and capacitors are insufficient for AT systems due to their limited capacity. A tradeoff between sensor measurement frequency and battery capacity requires that either less sensors are used or that the frequency at which the sensors are measured is reduced. This leads to less reliable response of the AT system. To solve this challenging problem, Midé proposes to develop safe and reliable smart materials based AT sensors. These sensors will require no power and will scavenge energy from the intrusion event to either “turn on” the powered AT system or directly destroy the CPI. Additionally, the output of the smart material sensors will be directly correlated to the intensity of the tamper event. The more energy (thermal, shock, vibration) that is provided to the smart sensor, the more energy the sensor will deliver. This output will allow the AT system to tailor its response to the input energy.

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