Magnetic Operational Environment Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-C-8108
Agency Tracking Number: O053-A05-1182
Amount: $1,349,190.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-A05
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 114264351
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Eames
 Research Scientist
 (952) 918-1155
 peames@nve.com
Business Contact
 Richard George
Title: Director of Government Co
Phone: (952) 996-1602
Email: dickg@nve.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase II SBIR program will design and manufacture an anti-tamper environmental sensor ideal for preventing “black-box” attacks. The sensor can detect changing environmental conditions from inside a protected cavity with and without applied power. The device is microelectronic compatible which allows it to be very small and extremely versatile. The “black box” can be many sizes and shapes from miniaturized microelectronic systems to large shipping containers. The device can be custom packaged or fully integrated with other integrated circuits at the wafer level. The device works by monitoring the orientation of the protected system with an array of lithographically defined magnetic sensor elements. When the protected volume experiences an unauthorized rotation, turn, or tilt in reference to a fixed environmental magnetic field, the motion is recorded by the sensor. The information is then used to signal a self-destruct of critical systems or signal the erasure of sensitive data.

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