Dark Droid: Securing Handheld Apps from Attack for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB2-0149
Amount: $148,305.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-11-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-07-31
Small Business Information
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
DUNS: 152119025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Fraser
 Director of Special Operations
 (256) 325-0010
 adam.fraser@pikewerks.com
Business Contact
 Sandy Ring
Title: Founder & President
Phone: (256) 325-0010
Email: sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution
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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