Software Sneak Circuit Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003C0067
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0139
Amount: $749,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
REIFER CONSULTANTS, INC.
P.O. Box 4046, Torrance, CA, 90510
DUNS: 021859301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Reifer
 Chief Technical Officer
 (310) 530-4493
 dreifer@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 Donald Reifer
Title: President
Phone: (310) 530-4493
Email: dreifer@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this Phase II effort is to refine and scale software sneak circuit analysis techniques developed under a previous SBIR Phase I contract. During Phase II, these innovative techniques will be used to provide software-intensive systems withprotection against tampering and exploitation attempts. Sneak circuits represent a way to obfuscate source code and binaries and make them difficult to reverse engineer. After building a prototype set of tools, RCI will apply them on a pilot project. Thetools will be used to seed real-time software with software sneak circuits to counter known threats based upon predefined scenarios. RCI will then conduct a series of experiments to demonstrate that software sneak circuits provide adequate protectionagainst tampering without adversely impacting overall system performance (speed, I/O and memory utilization, etc.). Once proven, RCI will commercialize the technology and transition it into use on a MDA program.

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