Dark Droid: Securing Handheld Apps from Attack for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,781.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0015
Award Id:
96769
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0149
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-002
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
AdamFraser
Director of Special Operations
(256) 325-0010
adam.fraser@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
SandyRing
Founder & President
(256) 325-0010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
U.S. and coalition forces are increasingly becoming more technologically advanced. Technologies such as the Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) System and the Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) are but two technologies that use small form factor, ultra portable devices. Unfortunately, these technologies tightly couple software with specialized hardware platforms, forcing U.S. military personnel to carry multiple devices during dangerous close-contact missions. For this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I effort, Pikewerks Corporation will research, design, and prototype core capabilities to protect Android handheld devices and applications from tamper, reverse engineering, and exploitation. While not a specific application as the solicitation might suggest, the operational environment demands attention be paid to the threat posed to military forces and operations if a device was lost to U.S. adversaries. As the program continues, Pikewerks will fuse together the core protection barriers so they interact with each other and implement a true defense-in-depth security model.

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