NTC Active AT Coatings

Period of Performance: 06/19/2006 - 06/19/2007

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Systran Federal Corp.
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45431
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Systran Federal Corp. (SFC), along with our team members, proposes to develop a low-temperature, active circuit board coating which acts as a detection sensor for the purpose of protecting sensitive hardware and data from adversaries and reverse engineers. Several anti-tamper (AT) coating techniques currently exist, but are inadequate because of high cost, lack of effectiveness, difficulty in use, and unreliability. SFC will address these problems by both refining our existing techniques and developing new techniques and schemes for putting these into practice. We will rely on our previous AT experience for near-term solutions, while exploring advanced long-term AT techniques using technologies such as MEMS and nanotechnology.