Physical-Cyber Vulnerability Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: 140D04-19-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: F183-003-1420
Amount: $74,382.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-003
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-31
Small Business Information
49 Music Square W Suite 210, Nashville, TN, 37203
DUNS: 078888346
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Nagel
 (615) 336-2341
Business Contact
 Jason Scott
Phone: (615) 484-1090
Research Institution
Differentiating from conventional cybersecurity approaches, the Physical-Cyber System penetration test, PCS-PenTest, evaluates physical side-channel attacks where RF energy is injected into the system and received on unintended antennas, transduced by accidental RF receivers, and causes abnormal system operation and/or state changes.Finding these vulnerabilities is challenging.Given that the potential attack surface is consists of all frequencies and angles, the automated tool will computationally explore the space faster and more thoroughly than possible with physical experimentation.This automation approach uses standard engineering languages for system description (SysML for system architecture, 3D CAD for physical modeling, EagleCAD and ODB++ for circuit layout, and State machines for behavior capture).The analysis approach uses a set of widely-used engineering tools, including Ansys SI-Wave, Ansys HFSS, UPPAAL, PRISM, Spice, Modelica, Simulink and others.The tool is intended to be used by system vendors and CPS security professionals.Models are automatically created and executed for the domain engineering tools, eliminating the need for specific tool training.

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