Demonstration of an Embedded Capability-Based Operating System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number: 05SB2-0162
Amount: $749,058.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: SB052-011
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 360986264
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Landau
 Senior Scientist
 (530) 292-4236
Business Contact
 James Richards
Title: President
Phone: (775) 841-2814
Research Institution
We propose to demonstrate the capability-based operating system CapROS running a home control application on the ARM embedded processing platform. Capability-based systems have documented advantages in security and reliability, but no commercial system is available for an embedded processor. The demonstration will include software to monitor a variety of sensors and control electrical loads based on the effective cost of power and other resources. This application will demonstrate the system’s performance parameters, its ability to interface to a variety of sensors and actuators, its ability to reliably and securely integrate software from many different sources, and its ability to communicate with a desktop system. The demonstration will include running a program in a confined environment to demonstrate the robustness of the system and its ability to meet flexible security requirements. These characteristics are all of value in military and other commercial applications, and plans are being developed to use the operating system in a home automation product. The project will examine the performance of the system and some design issues surrounding the use of orthogonal persistence, and will provide valuable experience with building applications for a capability-based system.

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