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A Radiation Tolerant Cryptographic Architecture Using COTS FPGA's

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67435
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-027-1647
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aeronix, Inc.
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd. Suite 200 Melbourne, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Radiation Tolerant Cryptographic Architecture Using COTS FPGA's
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-05-C-0037
Award Amount: $747,000.00
 

Abstract:

Communications security (COMSEC) role in space continues to grow as the available bandwidth expands. The DOD Transformation Communications (TC) vision will transform the space, air and ground networks into a fully integrated internet like network. This vision requires cryptographic architectures that satisfy Crypto Modernization requirements, can host current and future cryptographic algorithms, comply with the High Assurance Internet Protocol Interoperability Specification (HAIPIS), and be capable of taking advantage of the rapid rate of commercial FPGA technology development. These advances in technology are available at a much lower NRE cost than comparable custom designed crypto ASICs. In order to take advantage of these technology advances crypto architectures are needed that are robust enough to operate in the presence of semiconductor effects related to total dose, device latch-up, and single event errors that could result in the space based crypto device either becoming inoperable, performance impaired, or potentially susceptible to transmitting erroneous information The Aeronix Phase II SBIR proposes prototyping a radiation tolerant cryptographic module that utilizes various techniques to detect, correct, rollback, and continue operation in the presence of faults. The methods proposed include enhancements to circuitry, crypto control state machine logic, crypto control software and algorithm implementation structures.

Principal Investigator:

Jeff Fisher
Principal Engineer
3219841671
jfisher@aeronix.com

Business Contact:

Brian Brown
Business Development Mana
8645060551
bbrown@aeronix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERONIX, INC.
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 200 Melbourne, FL 32901

EIN/Tax ID: 592581421
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No