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Company Information:

Name: BlueRISC Inc
Address: 28 Dana Street
Amherst, MA 01002-2209
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (413) 549-0235

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,349,998.40 13
SBIR Phase II $4,496,659.00 7

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Speculative Compilation for Energy Efficency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Csaba Moritz
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will outline a plan to commercialize the retargetable power-aware compilation technology that we have developed over the past several years. The central thesis of this proposal is that much speculative information about a program can be… More

SBIR Phase II: Power-Aware Statically Speculative Microprocessors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Csaba Moritz, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research project will develop energy-aware compiler techniques to reduce power and energy consumption in microprocessors, without affecting performance. A key principle behind this approach is to use speculative information available at compile time to reduce power and energy… More

SBIR Phase II: Speculative Compilation for Energy Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Csaba Moritz, PI
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project will develop energy-aware compiler techniques to reduce power and energy consumption in microprocessors, without affecting performance. Over the past few years, energy consumption by computers has emerged as a major area of intellectual and commercial activity. A key… More

SBIR Phase II: Power-Aware Statically Speculative Microprocessors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Csaba Moritz, Dr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research project will develop energy-aware compiler techniques to reduce power and energy consumption in microprocessors, without affecting performance. A key principle behind this approach is to use speculative information available at compile time to reduce power and energy… More

Hardware-assisted Software Anti-Tamper

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Senior Architect
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we outline a project to develop a hardware-assisted in-memory software protection solution that is independent of the trustworthiness of the operating system (OS). Protection of software with software-only solutions typically relies on at least some components of the OS being… More

Software Protection through TPM Co-execution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Senior Architect
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project proposes the research of an approach that leverages Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) to protect software. It utilizes the TPM as a security co-processor to the main application processor: instead of executing the software entirely on the main application processor, small fractions of the… More

System Self-Protection and Autonomic Response for Hardware Based Software Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Senior Architect
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this project, we propose a solution to protect the communication between COTS processors and hardware protection devices (HPDs) in hardware-assisted software protection schemes. In addition, we develop mechanisms to detect tampering, provide appropriate responses and in some cases heal the… More

SBIR Phase I: EO: Security Microchip for Mobile Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kristopher H. Carver, BEng
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project has as its objective the development and demonstration of a hardware-based security platform for the protection of applications and confidential data in mobile phones. The end-product components consist of (i) an ultra-low-power security… More

Software Protection through TPM Co-execution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Senior Architect
Award Amount: $749,983.00
Abstract:
This project proposes the research of an approach that leverages Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) to protect software. It utilizes the TPM as a security co-processor to the main application processor: instead of executing the software entirely on the main application processor, small fractions of the… More

Binary Level Software Partitioning to Trusted Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Senior Architect
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we outline the infrastructure for automating the partitioning/mapping of code snippets and data at the binary level in hardware-assisted software protection solutions. All techniques will be developed with the objective of achieving the highest possible security and flexibility. The… More

Autonomous Network Edge Trust Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jared Eldredge, System Architect
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we outline a comprehensive system enabling security measurements and interactions in distributed HPD-protected end-point systems, based on new measures of end-point trust that can be exchanged between authorized services/applications/resources. Trustedness sharing is done in such a… More

SBIR Phase II: EO: Security Microchip for Mobile Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, BEng
Award Amount: $496,682.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II research project has as its objective the development and demonstration of a hardware-based security platform for the protection of applications and confidential data in mobile phones. The end-product components consist of an ultra-low-power security… More

Binary Level Software Partitioning to Trusted Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Director of System Archit
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we outline a binary-level tool automating the insertion/mapping of code snippets into application binaries in hardware-assisted software protection systems. All techniques will be developed with the objective of achieving the highest possible security and flexibility. The approach… More

Software Protection to Fight through an Attack

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Director for System Architecture
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project proposes the research of an adaptive software-protection technology based on moving critical software components and data in and out-of-band depending on whether an attack is ongoing or not, and its severity. The approach is based on adaptive and gradual increase of the protection,… More

Software Protection to Fight through an Attack

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Director of System Archit – (413) 549-0599
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
This project proposes the research and development of an adaptive co-execution based hardware-assisted software-protection system. In this system, critical software components and data are moved in and out-of-band depending on whether an attack is ongoing or not and its severity. This adaptivity is… More

Lean Software Roots of Trust

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver
Award Amount: $99,999.49
Abstract:
In this proposal, we outline a project to research and develop a lean, fully-software-based Mobile Trusted Module (SW-MTM) for mobile devices. The goal of the proposed solution is to provide the required Roots of Trust (RoTs) and trusted security services via a fully software implementation… More

Automatic Detection and Patching of Vulnerabilities in Embedded Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Technical Director – (413) 359-0599
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we outline a binary-level compilation technology and related toolkit to transform an embedded system's firmware to contain automated intrinsic support for both the detection of exploits as well as the patching of the firmware exploited. The toolkit called REDA (Resilience in… More

Autonomous Detection and Healing of Silent Vulnerabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Jeffry J. Gummeson, Security Software Architect – (413) 359-0599
Award Amount: $99,999.91
Abstract:
BlueRISC's proposed solution provides a fundamentally new approach to enable autonomous detection of exploitation attempts as well as healing of silent vulnerabilities. It follows a hybrid approach consisting of (i) new static silent vulnerability point and associated path… More

Software-based Dynamic Mobile Trusted Module (SWdMTM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Kristopher M. Carver, Technical Director – (413) 359-0599
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed SW-dMTM mobile security solution is lean and fully-software-based. The goal is to provide the required Roots of Trust (RoTs) and trusted security services via a fully software implementation while maintaining the heightened level of assurance typically only achieved… More

Detecting Malicious Circuits in IP-Core

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kristopher Carver, Technical Director – (413) 359-0599
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I project will develop a tool suite that can be used to identify malicious circuits in 3rd party IP based on an industry-unique side-channel-based hardware Trojan detection approach. The proposed solution enables malicious circuit detection in IP without the requirement of… More