Low-Cost, High Assurance Separation Kernel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-H209
Agency Tracking Number: A102-102-0382
Amount: $61,244.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-102
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 098009918
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dylan McNamee
 Principal Investigator
 (503) 808-7187
Business Contact
 Anne McClaran
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (503) 808-7203
Email: anne@galois.com
Research Institution
Previous separation kernels have been based on safety-critical, real-time embedded operating systems meeting the FAA's DO-178B certification criteria. We believe that these systems' heritage emphasizes trustworthiness over cost, and results in a solution better suited for embedded environments. We propose to build a separation kernel middleware layer on top of a COTS or open source capability-based microkernel. We will include low cost in the criteria for systems to evaluate. To meet the high assurance requirement we will develop or re-use formal methods artifacts for the microkernel, and extend them with formal methods artifacts for the middleware.

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