Novel, Non-Intrusive Nanodeposition Technique for the Deposition of a Variety of Hardware Anti-Tamper Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,956.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0386
Award Id:
78750
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A09-2173
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
044870363
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Leftwich
Sr. Dev. Specialist / Lead Engineer
(479) 251-7884
mleftwich@spacephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Chuck Chalfant
President / CEO
(479) 575-5316
cchalfant@spacephotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This effort will focus on identifying new hardware design and protection techniques and technologies that will delay reverse engineering and exploitation, slowing an adversary as much as possible in compromising U.S. technologies when they fall under their control. To date, much Government and industry effort has focused on passive board/chip coatings and self-destruct concepts, but as the DoD AT organizations have evaluated them, the effectiveness and PEO and PM acceptance of these types of techniques has been limited. Other concepts that have been assessed by the AT community include manufacturing processes, obfuscation, encryption, active coatings, volume protection and other such techniques, and a variety of these and others will be evaluated during this proposed Phase I effort and during subsequent Phase II and other follow-on efforts. This effort will therefore focus on developing innovative deposition techniques utilizing a variety of emerging nanoparticle-based nano-coatings (NanoMesh) as one of several key non-intrusive hardware anti-tamper techniques (NIHATT) that may be applied to a variety of classified military, defense, and security devices.

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