Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Volume Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$97,713.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0131
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-043-0595
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA07-043
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
350 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
031994218
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Frederick
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-0966
jfrederick@radiancetech.com
Business Contact:
Jennifer Nay
Contracts Administrator
(256) 489-8584
jnay@radiancetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Radiance Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop the conceptual framework, fabricate and demonstrate an innovative low-profile, multi-mode anti-tamper (AT) volume protection sensor suite that meets MDA requirements for portability and reusability. This program will leverage two technologies currently being developed, and integrate them with a new technology that renders critical technology circuitry useless. We will also provide the capability to destroy extremely localized critical circuit features using thermal energy at the micro level. X-ray and focused ion beam detection will be provided by a nano-particle-loaded thin film scintillator material that lines the volume. The volume also contains a number of MEMS-based micro-cantilever beam arrays that will detect vibrational energy due to grinding or scanning acoustic microscopy attacks. Under this proposed program, new research will develop a film of material called NOTAMPER. When activated it will render the critical technology features useless by applying thermal energy to melt micro-circuitry. The architecture will allow for additional layers of protection at a later date. This program will integrate all of the components into a protected volume that meets the MDA requirements for reusability and DOT transport requirements.

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