Hardware-Based Anti-Tamper Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0173
Agency Tracking Number: A052-136-3483
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-136
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 N.W. 31st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
DUNS: 362312290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
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
To meet the challenge of preventing or delaying the reverse engineering or compromise of U.S. developed technologies embedded in U.S. Army weapon systems, Athena proposes a comprehensive framework for the design of custom single-chip secure processors. This framework will enable designers to rapidly and cost-effectively produce secure, custom system-on-a-chip processors, as well as design collateral necessary for security certification of each custom secure processing solution. This will effectively remove the barriers to implementing secure processing for the majority of defense electronics applications. In Phase I, Athena will implement the described design framework and produce a hardware prototype of a secure processor using the framework.

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