AT Operational Environment Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-8069
Agency Tracking Number: O053-A05-1082
Amount: $99,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-A05
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210, Dayton, OH, 45431
DUNS: 023956415
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Gillen
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 429-9008
Business Contact
 Kenneth Baker
Title: President and COO
Phone: (937) 429-9008
Research Institution
Systran Federal Corp. (SFC), along with our distinguished research partner, proposes to develop an operational environment sensor for the purpose of protecting sensitive hardware and data from adversaries and reverse engineers by alerting a system when it has been removed from its intended environment and brought to a laboratory for reverse engineering. We will make use of a very novel, low-profile, zero-power varactor shunt switch developed by Dr. Guru Subramanyam of UDRI. This switch will act as a versatile proximity sensor that can be featured in a number of different sensor architectures. From an Anti-Tamper (AT) design perspective, this solution is excellent in that it is simple, compact and low-profile, is difficult to detect and to reverse engineer once detected, offers flexibility to be incorporated into many anti-tamper designs, should be stable under a wide range of environmental conditions, and is low-cost and low-power. These attributes make these proximity sensors difficult to detect, simple to monitor, and easy to integrate into a new or legacy system. This technology should also be easy to maintain over the life of the operational system and have a long shelf life.

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