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Technology for Trusted Circuits

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76579
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-TC1-6005
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Edaptive Computing, Inc
1245 LYONS RD STE G Dayton, OH 45458-1818
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Technology for Trusted Circuits
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R099
Award Amount: $99,953.00
 

Abstract:

Future weapons and defense systems used by the DoD are critical elements to the armed forces and national security. Therefore, it is conceivable that during the design and manufacturing process IC's are susceptible to the covert addition of intentional malicious attack functionality that compromises the integrity of the hardware. This embedded functionality could serve purposes similar to software viruses, operating system backdoors, or Trojan horse mechanisms for system access. DoD customers must be able to verify the intended functionality while ensuring the trusted nature of the delivered IC's. Currently, this is difficult or impossible to do in a non-destructive manner, which demands the need for new improved methods of establishing trust in the design and verification stages of development. Our proposed Obtaining Circuit Trust Through Active NonDestructive Evaluation (OCT2ANE) solution provides innovations in three key areas: System Design and Capture, Automated Manufacturing Integration and Non-destructive Verification. Our solution is consistent with EDAptiver Systems Engineering methodology and tool suite which provides a framework for the proposed solution. This methodology is based upon the premise that system requirements can be captured unambiguously in a computer-sensible manner, thereby enabling computer interpretation and analysis of these requirements.

Principal Investigator:

John Bellando
Principal Researcher
9374330477
j.bellando@edaptive.com

Business Contact:

Praveen Chawla
President
9374330477
p.chawla@edaptive.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EDAPTIVE COMPUTING, INC.
1245 Lyons Road, Building G Dayton, OH 45458

EIN/Tax ID: 311497253
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No