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Software Solutions for True Random Number Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-20-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7964
Amount: $997,916.77
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-116
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-04-03
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd Suite 210
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Micheal Pukish
 Senior Research Engineer
 (256) 319-2026
Business Contact
 Billy Todd
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Research Institution

The ability to encrypt digital information within our Nation’s modern and legacy data/communications systems is crucial for protecting national security. Ideally, the development of new cryptographic protocols for military applications would be implemented using software such that they can be easily integrated into existing hardware and fielded systems. As an example, software-based true random number generators (TRNGs) have been demonstrated by Intel for use in commercial/private cryptographic protocols, which further increases the likelihood that software solutions will become common practice in military systems and settings. In support of creating such a technology, IERUS Technologies (IERUS) and Southern Research (SR) propose to continue the development of a new class of TRNG that realizes a software-defined entropy source backed by theory in Field-Programmable-Gate-Arrays (FPGAs). This added layer of theory also aligns this technology with the recommendations by NIST to support the entropy source and bit rates.

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