Multi-layer Infrared sensor and focal plane array (FPA) protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0162
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-A01-2233
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-A01
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Applied NanoFemto Technologies LLC
181 Stedman St. #2, Lowell, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
607557795
Principal Investigator:
Jarrod Vaillancourt
Research scientist
(978) 430-7128
jarrod.vaillancourt@appliednanofemt
Business Contact:
Jing Chen
President
(978) 761-4293
jing.chen@appliednanofemto.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Infrared (IR) sensors and focal plane arrays (FPA) play important roles in numerous civilian and defense applications including night vision, target detection, tracking and identification, chemical and biological sensing, environment monitoring, and medical diagnostics. Because of this, IR photodetectors and FPAs are targets of reverse engineering (RE) attacks. This SBIR project aims to develop a new reverse engineering protection technology capable of providing multi-layer protections ranging from physical, electrical, structural down to material levels. Successfully perform the proposed innovation would offer an effective reverse engineering protection technology for IR sensors and FPAs. In phase I, the proposed reverse engineering protection technology will be analyzed and developed. Effectiveness of protection system against reverse engineering attacks will be evaluated. Impacts on the system performance will be investigated. In Phase II, a prototype of the IR sensor and FPA reverse engineering protection system will be developed and delivered to the program manager for on-site testing and evaluation.

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