Information Assurance and Anti-Tamper System Level Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-IA6-2043
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-IA6
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 NW 31 Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
362312290
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott
Chief Technology Officer
(352) 371-2567
jon@athena-group.com
Business Contact:
Monica Murphy
President and CEO
(352) 371-2567
mmurphy@athena-group.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The “smart dust” micro-radio concept developed by DARPA provides an outstanding demonstration of the potential of distributed micro-sensor networks connected by low-power radio frequency (RF) data links in a self-organizing network. Distributed micro-sensor and control networks are poised to become a major component in the global information grid (GIG), and have vast potential in DoD and Homeland Security applications such as border security and nuclear/biological/chemical (NBC) threat detection sensor networks. GIG node products are now being manufactured for commercial applications, however, these initial devices do not yet address the important issues of security, robustness, and tamper resistance that are necessary to deploy these devices in mission-critical applications. In Phase I Athena will directly step from the current generation of GIG node products to produce a robust, secure GIG node, called Black Dust, that provides defense in depth through an innovative combination of single-chip module anti-tamper features and information assurance techniques.

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