Anti-Tamper Technologies for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7103
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1830
Amount: $999,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-017
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Accord Solutions Inc
3533 Albatross Street, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 836003459
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carl Murphy
 VP and CTO
 (619) 692-9476
 carl.murphy@accordsol.com
Business Contact
 Christine Murphy
Title: President and Contracts M
Phone: (619) 692-9476
Email: cmm@accordsol.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
CRIPTC executes encrypted code and data without decryption. At the end of Phase I it was operational and leakage measurements were unable to detect data-dependent leakage from the AES S-Box component. More importantly, CRIPTC changes its encryption each compute cycle, eliminating the static bus model required for differential power or electromagnetic analysis. The architecture is flexible and can be optimized for the algorithm or resource and physical requirements. Using trade studies that consider generic program performance, tamper-resistance and stealth/physical footprint constraints, Accord will create a version of CRIPTC that specifically executes AES for loading FPGA bit-streams, protecting them from side-channel attacks. Lockheed Martin will subject the resulting tamper-resistant FPGA bit stream loading system for test and evaluation. By porting to a program tactical FPGA the technology can reach TRL 7 at project completion. Accord will evolve the design to provide anti-tamper solutions to MDA programs that, with only minor modifications, can specifically meet new FPGA and ASIC designs and for insertion into legacy FPGA boards for program anti-tamper upgrades.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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