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High Integrity, Performant, Efficient Realization of a SPAceborne Cryptographic Engine (HIPERSPACE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Space Development Agency
Contract: HQ0850-22-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: SDA2D-0015
Amount: $1,699,759.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: HQ085021S0001-05
Solicitation Number: HQ085021S0001.5
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-01-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-03-31
Small Business Information
421 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204-1622
United States
DUNS: 098009918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Kiniry
 (503) 626-6616
Business Contact
 Jodee LeRoux
Phone: (503) 808-7209
Research Institution

The High Integrity, Performant, Efficient Realization of a SPAceborne Cryptographic Engine (HIPERSPACE) project focuses on developing a new, very high-performance, high-assurance, NSA-certifiable cryptographic module for space use. The cryptographic prototype product we will create in this Direct-to-Phase II project leverages existing modules and technologies developed by Galois for the NSA and DARPA on previous (non-space) projects, and the deployment platform prototype product we will demonstrate is based upon Innoflight's platform that has been developed for the SDA Tranche 0 program. We intend to demonstrate an AES256-GCM core on Innoflight's ECU-400 platform to demonstrate compatibility with that feature-rich platform, as well as in a COTS Xilinx VCU-129 FPGA development board to demonstrate maximized throughput and minimized latency that exceed SDA requirements. We will also perform a full trade study for an ASIC implementation, as we do not believe an FPGA-based platform will ever meet the SDA's SWaP and performance requirements, and document the benefits of a transition to an ASIC-based solution. Finally, we intend to develop certification materials that will exceed the documentation and evidence demands of the NSA, leveraging cryptographic assurance technologies we have developed for NSA-R2.

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