Individualized Reradiating RF Tag with Unique DNA and Integrated Antenna for Enhanced Anti-Counterfeit Markings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7348
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-026-0449
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-026
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
310 5th St., Charleroi, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
187594788
Principal Investigator:
Bogdan Pathak
Senior R&D Engineer
(419) 866-0936
bpathak@nokomisinc.com
Business Contact:
Gena DiSimoni
SBIR Director
(724) 483-3946
gdisimoni@nokomisinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This proposal seeks to develop a unique tag that will re-emit an individualized signature when in the presence of a low level RF field to definitively determine the lineage of a marked part. The signature detection apparatus will leverage Nokomis"Advanced Detection of Electronic Counterfeits (ADEC) technology to allow for detection of extremely faint re-radiation. The individualized reradiating RF tags that will be developed under this effort will be made using a combination of customized integrated print-on antennas and unique DNA-encoded electrical components. The sensitivity of the DNA-based RF tags to changes in physical structure will provide at least 10,000 unique markings (the actual number will likely be in the millions). The antennas will compound that level of uniqueness at least a thousand-fold using different combinations of printed elements. In addition, Nokomis will demonstrate marker persistence after physical handling and temperature excursions, marker destruction after surface modification by sanding and blacktop recoat, sandblasting, and mechanical lapping, and detection of inherent electromagnetic signals from part circuitry.

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