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The Digital Microscope (DM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78406
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0550
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sentar, Inc.
315 Wynn Drive Suite 1 Huntsville, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: The Digital Microscope (DM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0063
Award Amount: $99,826.00
 

Abstract:

To address the critical issue of software defects and vulnerabilities in code, be it C, C++, Java or Visual Basic, Sentar proposes the Digital Microscope (DM). The DM simulates a native running environment in which a binary code can be encapsulated, analyzed, and tested for malefactor influence, as well as poor coding practices. The design of the DM will allow, for example, the testing of code through injection of timing mismatches, embedded codes, and buffer overflow attempts into the binary, all in a quarantined environment. It will also promote plug-and-play extensibility through the use of a multi-agent infrastructure for future enhancements such as security wrapper insertion, proof generation, and attack modeling and simulation. The resulting technology will substantially contribute to software vulnerability discovery and remediation by providing a comprehensive tool for validation of code safety prior to deployment.

Principal Investigator:

Leigh Davis
Senior Research Analyst
2564300860
ldavis@sentar.com

Business Contact:

Peter A. Kiss
CEO
2564300860
pkiss@sentar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square, Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 630947741
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No