Low Profile Multi-Mode AT Sensor

Period of Performance: 04/05/2006 - 04/05/2007

$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-profile, multi-mode, tamper detection sensor for the purpose of protecting sensitive hardware and data from adversaries and reverse engineers. Several separate anti-tamper (AT) techniques currently exist, but are inadequate because of high cost, lack of effectiveness, difficulty in use, unreliability, and inability to work together in a single, multi-mode sensor. SFC will address these problems by both refining existing techniques and developing new techniques and schemes for putting these into practice. For example, our previously developed active AT circuit board coatings will be redesigned with materials that can detect several types of intrusion. 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.