Low Profile Multi-Mode Tamper Detection Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-8066
Agency Tracking Number: O053-A01-1128
Amount: $99,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-A01
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
350 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: 031994218
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Frederick
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 320-0951
 jfrederick@radiancetech.com
Business Contact
 Victor Balch
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (256) 489-8966
Email: vbalch@radiancetech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposed effort is to research, develop and demonstrate a prototype of a multi-mode low profile sensor that will detect a wide range of reverse engineering attacks. This will be accomplished by creating a multi-layered sensor architecture into which a myriad of AT Sensors can be inserted. This effort uses the multi-layered approach to employ two complementary AT sensor technologies: micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) vibrational sensors and nanoparticle doped thin film sensors. By combining these technologies, the sensor will be able to detect reverse engineering attacks from acoustic microscopy, mechanical grinding, X-rays, and focused ion beams (FIB). The effectiveness of this device will be measured in terms of metrics such as: variety of tamper events detected, shelf life, detectability, difficulty to disable once discovered, design flexibility, voltage and current characteristics under relevant environmental extremes, false alarm properties, cost, manufacturability, and operations and support (including R&M) impacts.

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