Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Penalty and Response System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-09-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-043-0602
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-043
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator
 Russ Pina
 Program Manager
 (626) 471-9700
 russ.pina@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 471-9778
Email: kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ability to safeguard critical technology from unwanted exploitation remains of national importance in the face of ever increasingly sophisticated threats. Tanner Research has developed and demonstrated elegant penalty phase anti-tamper solutions for use against the most ardent and determined purveyors seeking to breach national security. Exploitation attempts will occur. This effort seeks to develop an overarching anti-tamper system for orchestrating appropriate levels of penalty in response to very specific attempts and/or generic-types of exploitation events that might be intentional; or, caused inadvertently through routine maintenance. Almost all technology found on the MCTL can be protected from exploitation by destroying it during an unwanted event. However, friends and allies seeking to use our equipment through FMS purchase must be able to perform maintenance on individual pieces. Friends and allies will make benign, maybe even aggressive attempts at cursory examination of U.S. technology without intentions of materially impairing U.S. interests. Tanner Research proposes to demonstrate in Phase I a two-part methodology for: fusing data inputs from multiple anti-tamper sensors and techniques; and, developing a multi-level response capability commensurate with a level-of-threat determination.

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