Advanced Secure Compression and Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-03-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0151
Amount: $68,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
The Athena Group, Inc.
3424 N.W. 31 Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
DUNS: 362312290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathon Mellott
 Chief Technology Officer
 (352) 371-2567
 jon@athena-group.com
Business Contact
 Monica Murphy
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (352) 371-2567
Email: mmurphy@athena-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"This Phase I SBIR project will develop an innovative, high-performance, secure processing architecture for system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices used in defense electronics systems. Athena's security technology will integrate compression and encryption, andenable end-to-end secure processing in advanced defense systems, providing significantly improved tampering and reverse engineering resistance when compared to existing technologies. Athena's security technology will also make it possible to revokespecific defense systems in the event that they fall into the hands of an adversary. Athena will develop a solution that will allow all defense electronic systems designers to transparently include end-to-end security in their products. The commercialvalue of the developed technology is substantial since it will provide anti-cloning capabilities for products constructed from standard product electronic components. The end-to-end data security architecture proposed will also enable robust digital rightsmanagement (DRM), which is a critical technology requirement for information content providers."

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