-Virt: A Trusted Computing Base for Legacy Embedded Weapon Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0547
Agency Tracking Number: F182-077-1265
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-077
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-20
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Peng Xie
 (301) 294-5218
 pxie@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this effort, we propose a novel microvisor architecture, called -Virt, to meet the needs for monitoring and protecting legacy embedded weapon systems. The -Virt microvisor is a trusted computing base that enables cyber resiliency and effective monitoring for legacy embedded weapon systems. The -Virt microvisor employs the microkernel architecture to provide monitoring and protection capabilities for legacy embedded weapon systems in a non-intrusive way. It creates a micro virtual machine for each application in a legacy embedded system to isolate them and prevent malware penetration. The -Virt hypervisor also minimizes and changes the attack surface of the legacy embedded system by restricting individual applications view of the system. These proposed techniques will be integrated in a workable -Virt prototype to show the feasibility of our proposed techniques.

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