Nanostructured Composite Sensors for Multiscale RE Detection and Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0137
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1180
Amount: $740,862.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-A04
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
350 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL, -
DUNS: 031994218
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Heath Berry
 Principal Investigator
 (318) 237-3211
 HBerry@radiancetech.com
Business Contact
 Brad Atkins
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (256) 489-8584
Email: BAtkins@radiancetech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Billions of dollars have been invested by the United State to acquire the most technologically advanced military hardware in history, and, thereby provide battlefield advantages to military personnel. Protection of our sophisticated weapons systems and their components is critical for the continued maintenance of our technological advantages. Detecting and counteracting the newest methods of reverse engineering is vital to the protection of U.S. technology from compromise. Implementing software countermeasures alone is insufficient, especially when protecting and authenticating multiple components at the system level. Sensors covertly applied to individual components provide a solution. The focus of Phase I of this project was to develop a materials based sensor to detect, respond to, and provide a unique signature of reverse engineering attempts through circuitry monitoring. Phase II of this project shall further develop the design of the nanoengineered sensor to detect interrogation attempts though changes in capacitance and fluorescence, generate local voltages, and provide a unique, covert, and physically unclonable signature. Phase II includes the investigation of the sensor"s ability to classify attacks and the optimization of system performance. At the conclusion of Phase II, a prototype will be demonstrated and delivered to the government.

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