AT Power Solutions Capacitive Fabric

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,993.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-09-C-0069
Award Id:
91605
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-041-0336
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
350 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
031994218
Principal Investigator:
TomRoberson
Principal Investigator
(318) 257-5292
troberson@radiancetech.com
Business Contact:
JenniferNay
Contracts Administrator
(256) 489-8584
jnay@radiancetech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The United States has invested hundreds of billions of dollars to acquire the most technologically advanced military in history to provide its soldiers with a battlefield advantage. The protection of these sophisticated weapons systems and their electronics is critical for the continued maintenance of our technological warfare edge. While anti-tamper development efforts are underway, a significant obstacle to the development of an effective anti-tamper solution has been the problem of powering the anti-tamper system since the reverse engineering process necessitates the isolation of the electronic component under investigation. The goal of this project is the development of a capacitive fabric that can detect reverse engineering intrusions and harvest the energy produced by the reverse engineering intrusion to power a penalty response. In Phase I of this project, a microstructured capacitive fabric that detects interrogation attacks through a change in the capacitance of the fabric will be developed, applied to a piezoelectric film that harvests power from interrogations, coupled to signal discrimination circuitry, and demonstrated to detect physical intrusions. During Phase II, the capacitive detector system will be developed into a prototype demonstration device that meets or exceeds the criteria established in this request.

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