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Anti-Tamper Technologies for Missile Defense

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-017-0274
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-017
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
ACCORD SOLUTIONS, INC.
3533 Albatross Street San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Anti-Tamper Technologies for Missile Defense
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7501
Award Amount: $99,948.00
 

Abstract:

FPGA devices provide a secure environment for execution of critical technology only if the configuration bitmap is kept from attackers. Side Channel Attacks (SCAs) may extract keys during AES-protected bitmap loading -- a serious problem for many anti-tamper system solutions. Accord proposes an SCA immune soft-processor as the crucial missing piece for providing tamper resistance during FPGA bitmap loading. Accord's CRIPTC processor inherently has a very high level of resistance to SCAs. In the proposed effort, Accord will analyze and benchmark test the CRIPTC Architecture"s SCA resistance. Using these results Accord will design specialized modifications to the architecture to increase its baseline resistance. In Phase I, Accord will implement selected changes and show initial benefits compared to the basic design. Comparison is also made with the FPGA manufacturer"s standard soft-core processor. A target scenario, protection for loading an FPGA with CPI content, will be the example case study. The Phase II design will produce a revised soft-core (SCAR-CRIPTC) to execute AES without detectable physical leaks, which Accord will demonstrate, benchmark and evaluate the SCA protection level.

Principal Investigator:

Carl G. Murphy
Vice President
(619) 692-9476
carl.murphy@accordsol.com

Business Contact:

Christine M. Murphy
President
(619) 692-9476
cmm@accordsol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Accord Solutions Inc
3533 Albatross Street San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330639234
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No