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Design Tools for Hardware Trojan Detection and Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 140D6318C0084
Agency Tracking Number: D173-004-0018
Amount: $149,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB173-004
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-08
Small Business Information
28 Dana Street, Amherst, MA, 01002
DUNS: 102221665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kristopher Carver
 (413) 359-0599
Business Contact
 Sylvia Moritz
Phone: () -
Research Institution
With the increasing complexity of the modern semiconductor supply chain and increasing prevalence of the fabless manufacturing model, the hardware security and design integrity of integrated circuits are threatened by untrusted components such as hardware Trojans. BlueRISC proposes an automated EDA toolkit that utilizes existing Design-For-Testability (DFT) structures (e.g. scan-chains) to enable the identification of hardware trojans during post-manufacturing testing via novel power-correlation analyses. Going beyond this active HW Trojan-centric DFT, the proposed toolkit also enables the identification of malicious circuitry in 3rd party IP during design-time by supporting static power-correlation analyses directly on gate-level netlists and post-physical design databases.

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