Ballistic Missile Defense Anti-Tamper Penalty and Response Capabilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,763.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7270
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-043-0516
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-043
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Tuttle
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010
ben.tuttle@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
Sandy Ring
Founder & CEO
(256) 325-0010
sandy.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Tamper-resistant systems play a key role in preventing and/or delaying the exploitation of critical technologies in U.S. weapons systems. The main focus of this effort is to identify methods for responding to tamper events and to develop innovative response techniques to protect CPI from exploitation, reverse engineering, and compromise. This proposal’s solution is applicable to a wide range of architectures and both real-time and non-real-time platforms. To reduce possible cost increases, this system is designed to require as little additional effort from the application developers as possible. As part of this effort, a framework will be developed to identify CPI and ensure adequate temporal separation between a tamper event and the associated defensive tamper response. The penalty-and-response capability will include support for processing binary applications offline as well as dynamically at run time. To facilitate integration with deployed systems, a tamper response packaging tool will allow the application developer to identify CPI within the binary, and then to tailor the specific responses that will occur during an attack / tamper. At the completion of this effort, the technologies described in this proposal will be demonstrated in a relevant test laboratory environment, achieving a Technical Readiness Level (TRL) of 7.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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