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Demonstration of an Embedded Capability-Based Operating System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74308
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0162
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
STRAWBERRY DEVELOPMENT GROUP
2533 N Carson St Ste 5494 Carson City, NV 89706-0147
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Demonstration of an Embedded Capability-Based Operating System
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0040
Award Amount: $98,876.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to study the feasibility of demonstrating a capability-based operating system running a home control application on an embedded processing platform. Capability-based systems have documented advantages in security and reliability, but no commercial system is available for an embedded processor. Some embedded processors raise issues such as cache coherency that present challenges for a capability-based system where flexible sharing is the norm. By porting an existing code base, we expect to quickly develop a system to study. The demonstration will include software for a home automation system which will monitor the home, control lighting, audio/video, HVAC, security, and other systems, and manage resources. This application will demonstrate the robustness of the system, its performance parameters, its ability to interface to a variety of sensors and actuators, its ability to reliably and securely integrate software from many different sources, and its ability to communicate with users of various levels of trust. These characteristics are all of value in military and other commercial applications. The feasibility study will focus on performance and manageability of the system, both being areas in which questions remain about capability-based systems.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Landau
Senior Scientist
5302923105
clandau@macslab.com

Business Contact:

James Richards
President
7758412814
jrichards@macslab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STRAWBERRY DEVELOPMENT GROUP
2533 N Carson St Ste 5494 Carson City, NV 89706

EIN/Tax ID: 200328923
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No