Investigation of a Novel, Nano-Hardware Lock and Associated Software Anti-Tamper Techniques for Secure Memory and Memory Eraser Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-06-C-3031
Award Id:
78762
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A07-4336
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
044870363
Principal Investigator:
MatthewLeftwich
Sr. Dev. Specialist / Lead Engineer
(479) 251-7884
mleftwich@spacephotonics.com
Business Contact:
ChuckChalfant
President / CEO
(479) 575-5316
cchalfant@spacephotonics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The NESL concept uses three techniques to form a protective shield around modern computer systems. The first layer is a novel method for generating and locking cryptographic keys to a unique computer system. The proposed, novel key locking system, though relatively simple, takes advantage of the complex and disparate natural phenomena occuring in a common nanomaterial. The second and third layer leverage this novel key system to protect primary and secondary memory from exploitation through encryption. The secondary memory system is protected with an encrypted file system, and the primary memory is protected with encryption when outside of the CPU.

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