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Securely configurable gate arrays utilizing anti-tamper memory

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78100
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-008-0077
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Securely configurable gate arrays utilizing anti-tamper memory
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7520
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project proposal describes a program to develop secure FPGA architectures and configuration algorithms that exploit the unique capabilities of a new anti-tamper memory technology called AT-MRAM, that provides strong protection against invasive attacks used to recover the intellectual property stored in the FPGA configuration. AT-MRAM provides protective layers, that when breached cause the data stored in the memory to be erased with no remanence. The erasure mechanism does not require applied power. The AT-MRAM protective layers also function as electromagnetic shielding, providing immunity to EM-based side-channel attacks. In addition, AT-MRAM is intrinsically radiation hard. There is not a single secure FPGA available today with an unpowered zero-remanence erasure feature that is triggered by removal of shielding layers. This unique capability will greatly enhance FPGA security.

Principal Investigator:

James Deak
Senior Physicist
9529961636
jdeak@nve.com

Business Contact:

Richard George
Director Government Contract Adm.
9529961602
dickg@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411424202
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
OREGON STATE UNIV.
School of EE and CS Rm. 1148 K
Corvallis, OR 97331
Contact: Albrecht Jander
Contact Phone: (541) 737-2974
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university