System Configuration Verification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-11-C-0020
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-A03-4235
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-A03
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
408 West University Avenue, Suite 306, Gainesville, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
362312290
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott
Chief Technology Officer
(352) 371-2567
jon@athena-group.com
Business Contact:
Monica Murphy
President&CEO
(352) 371-2567
mmurphy@athena-group.com
Research Institute:
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Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR project, The Athena Group, Inc. will develop an improved joint test action group (JTAG) implementation that incorporates support for autonomous board configuration verification, tamper detection and response, and the use of information assurance (IA) techniques to provide user authentication and confidentiality capabilities for JTAG diagnostics and maintenance functions. This improved JTAG implementation will preserve the considerable infrastructure investment in the electrical interface and low-level operating protocol of IEEE 1149.1 JTAG, and be fully compatible with existing devices that incorporate JTAG functionality. By leveraging the existing ubiquitous JTAG infrastructure, this technology may be employed immediately in new designs and can be easily retrofitted into current designs. Athena"s solution, called POST-JTAG, will combine Athena"s secure system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology with a JTAG test access port controller implementation to enable the desired capabilities. As a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property, Athena is uniquely positioned and qualified to develop this technology and address the broad commercial and DoD markets for secure JTAG.

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