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Dark Droid: Securing Handheld Apps from Attack for Warfighters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
96769
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0149
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Dark Droid: Securing Handheld Apps from Attack for Warfighters
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0015
Award Amount: $98,781.00
 

Abstract:

U.S. and coalition forces are increasingly becoming more technologically advanced. Technologies such as the Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) System and the Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) are but two technologies that use small form factor, ultra portable devices. Unfortunately, these technologies tightly couple software with specialized hardware platforms, forcing U.S. military personnel to carry multiple devices during dangerous close-contact missions. For this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I effort, Pikewerks Corporation will research, design, and prototype core capabilities to protect Android handheld devices and applications from tamper, reverse engineering, and exploitation. While not a specific application as the solicitation might suggest, the operational environment demands attention be paid to the threat posed to military forces and operations if a device was lost to U.S. adversaries. As the program continues, Pikewerks will fuse together the core protection barriers so they interact with each other and implement a true defense-in-depth security model.

Principal Investigator:

Adam Fraser
Director of Special Operations
2563250010
adam.fraser@pikewerks.com

Business Contact:

Sandy Ring
Founder & President
2563250010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL 35758

EIN/Tax ID: 331040567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No