Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,574.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-P-0121
Award Id:
69671
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-056-0212
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 4046, Torrance, CA, 90510
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
021859301
Principal Investigator:
DonaldReifer
Chief Technical Officer
(310) 530-4493
dreifer@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
DonaldReifer
President
(310) 530-4493
dreifer@earthlink.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The aim of this Phase I SBIR effort is to protect software from malicious code embedded in COTS components and wrappers which bind them to middleware and operating system software using a concept we call protected COTS wrappers. Current protection technology secures COTS interfaces against malicious code using agents, containers, guards, trusted components or certifying compilers. None of these methods is foolproof. Most incur a performance penalty when instantiated operationally. RCI will minimize such performance penalties by developing optimization algorithms for use with its protected wrapper technology. RCI will then verify that its algorithms work via experiments using an NASA energy conversion applications library. In addition to verifying the feasibility of using its protected COTS wrapper technology in real-time systems, RCI will generate threat models and a knowledge base of protection experience. As an additional by-product of the effort, RCI will generate guidelines for use in selecting the most appropriate protection technology. To assess the commercial potential of the technology, RCI will conduct an aligned market survey and prepare a business plan. They will also plan a technology demonstration should they be awarded a Phase II follow-on effort.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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