Provably Unclonable Functions on Re-configurable Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-19-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A18B-001-0262
Amount: $149,684.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T001
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-01
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dane Phillips
 (256) 319-2026
 dane.phillips@ierustech.com
Business Contact
 Billy Todd
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Email: billy.todd@ierustech.com
Research Institution
 Southern Research
 Seth Cohen
 2000 9th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35205
 (205) 581-2649
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The ability to authenticate electronic devices is an important step towards modernizing the hardware/software of our Nations communication systems. Protecting these targeted networks and devices from malicious cyber-based attacks is becoming increasingly important as the technological and cyber capabilities of our adversaries continue to advance. In addition to network security, device authentication allows for integrated systems to be fingerprinted with applications tied to those unique fingerprints; these technologies will have inherent safeguards against reverse-engineering, tampering, or counterfeiting if lost or captured during combat. New authentication technologies will also likely be of interest to private citizens and consumers, whose information is now tied to mobile devices that are constantly under threat of cyber-attacks. To meet these needs, IERUS Technologies (IERUS) and Southern Research (SR) propose to demonstrate a new class of novel provably unclonable functions on rec-configurable devices for applications in authenticated communications systems and beyond.

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