EM Emanation Reduction Technique for FPGAs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7608
Agency Tracking Number: B103-017-0569
Amount: $99,938.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-017
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Space Photonics, Inc.
700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, -
DUNS: 044870363
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Leary
 Sr. Development Engineer
 (479) 856-6358
 mleary@spacephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Chuck Chalfant
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (479) 856-6360
Email: cchalfant@spacephotonics.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Electromagnetic emanations represent a significant potential vector of attack for FPGA designs carrying critical program information or other sensitive data or algorithms. The effort proposed here will implement and study a technique designed to dramatically limit the EM emanations from FPGAs, via a methodology that will not functionally alter target designs, and naturally lends itself to seamless integration with other anti-reverse engineering techniques, allowing for strong, multifaceted protection of critical data. The proposed technique accomplishes EM emanation reduction by using a special layout and routing methodology, for designs on standard COTS FPGAs, that nullifies EM emanations.

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