Solid Freeform Fabrication of Anti-Tamper Containers

Period of Performance: 02/13/2008 - 08/13/2008

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Luna Innovations, Inc.
301 1st St Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Defense Department entities with a mission need to transport critical technology material have a number of tamper indicating solutions, but few tamper protection solutions available to them. Those few protection solutions are not cost effective, nor are they as versatile as one might desire. The Missile Defense Agency in particular has a need to afford maximum protection of U.S. technologies in transit between its vendors. MDA s need is acute due to its agile development and best-in-breed teaming practices. This effort will focus on identifying new hardware design and protection techniques and technologies that will delay reverse engineering and exploitation. Current technologies have an assortment of issues, most notably high cost, inflexible form factors, inconvenient mounting options, and exposure of tamper protection technology to authorized insiders with a need to use the technology, but without a need to know about its inner workings.