Secure Processors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0375
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A10-2113
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD05-A10
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
ACCORD SOLUTIONS, INC.
3533 Albatross Street, San Diego, CA, 92103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
836003459
Principal Investigator:
Carl Murphy
Principal Investigator
(619) 692-9476
carl.murphy@accordsol.com
Business Contact:
C. Murphy
President, Contracts Manager & FSO
(619) 692-9476
cmm@accordsol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Accord proposes a pioneering and innovative code-to-machine execution technology that preserves the encryption of executable instructions and data throughout all aspects of the execution cycle. At no time are instruction words or data values unencrypted. Crypto-reduced-instruction-processor-trusted-computers (CRIPTC) are not dependent upon reconfiguration or on machine uniqueness. CRIPTC memory and support chips are conventional. A CRIPTC machine has no standard functional units; each unit is synthesized by a crypto-synthesis compiler code builder combining aspects of cryptographic, very-long-instruction-word RISC compilers, hardware netlist synthesizers and chip place & route. The resulting CRIPTC instruction words form encrypted higher-level functional units. A 32-bit word has a key search space significantly greater than a 256-bit AES encryption. CRIPTC is a secure computer ideally suited to protecting critical technology in embedded real time or complex command and control processing. CRIPTC-based secure processing can be distributed outside secure sites, and applied within units which are subject to enemy capture. Accord will demonstrate a SystemC reference design that simulates bit-and-clock-accurate execution of the "never decrypted" CRIPTC instruction stream.

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