Photo-Responsive Conductive Materials for Anti-Tamper Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number: O102-A09-2013
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-A09
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
OH, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rick Hreha
 Research Scientist
 (937) 320-1877
 hrehard@crgrp.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is seeking solutions in the development of zero power or near zero power sensor technologies to detect tamper events in sensitive systems and electronics. Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) has demonstrated feasibility, under a previous project, of a photo-responsive, variable-conductivity material that utilizes a unique mechanism separate from classic photoconductive and photoresistive materials. This material is capable of rapid, reversible changes in resistivity dependant upon light exposure conditions, and with further development, will maintain the change in resistivity in a stable state in the absence of further irradiation. CRG is proposing the development of this material to be integrated as a zero-power sensor for detecting incident light in closed systems.

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