Trust in Fabrication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$1,245,587.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0130
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1200
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-A08
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
627132913
Principal Investigator:
StephenBaka
Principal Investigator
(540) 769-8400
bakas@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact:
MichaelPruzan
Director, Contracts
(540) 769-8430
submissions303@lunainnovations.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The necessity of Trust has been pressed upon the United States Department of Defense as a consequence of the globalization of microelectronics development and manufacturing. Many of the microelectronic devices used in DOD systems and much of the software used in the design of such systems are either manufactured overseas or otherwise have foreign influence on their development. Even when devices are designed in the US, they are commonly fabricated overseas. The urgent question is thus raised: how does the DOD trust the increasingly more complex microelectronic devices fielded in critical systems? Given the massive scale of the global shift to non-U.S. microelectronics fabrication, it is prohibitively expensive for DOD to solve this trend exclusively through the use of Trusted Foundries and U.S.-only design and manufacturing facilities. Luna Innovations Incorporated has an arsenal of proven tools that provide trust in the development tools and manufacturing chain of FPGA devices. In this project, Luna will extend those capabilities to robustly support trust evaluation of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) created by untrusted fabrication facilities. Luna has been involved in Trust research for seven years as a prime contractor on both Trust-related SBIRs as well as the ongoing DARPA Trust BAA.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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