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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

H-SB014.2-002
Automatic Detection and Patching of Vulnerabilities in Embedded Systems

D15PC00114 HSHQDC-14-R-00035-H-SB014.2-002-0004-II
(HSHQDC-14-R-00035 Phase II)
Autonomous Detection and Healing of Silent Vulnerabilities

BlueRISC, Inc.
28 Dana St
Amherst, MA 01002-0000

09/09/2015
to
09/23/2017
$749,952.01

BlueRISC's proposed solution provides a fundamentally new approach to enable autonomous detection of exploitation attempts as well as healing of silent vulnerabilities. It follows a hybrid approach consisting of (i) new static silent vulnerability point and associated path pre-characterization concepts, and (ii) the insertion of minimal and low-overhead runtime support enabled by the vulnerability characterization framework to enable validation, detection and healing at runtime. As opposed to other solutions, which rely on an attacker successfully injecting functionality in order to detect, this solution is also able to detect the exploitation of silent vulnerabilities, which leak information without modifying the system. The solution is CPU and operating system agnostic and thus widely applicable. Initial sectors that will be targeted include the critical infrastructure Energy Sector and the Defense Industrial Base Sector.

H-SB014.2-004
Radiant Laser Exposure Monitoring for Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ) Evaluation

D15PC00108 HSHQDC-14-R-00035-H-SB014.2-004-0004-II
(HSHQDC-14-R-00035 Phase II)
Laser Exposure Measurement Device

OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983-1290

07/24/2015
to
02/07/2017
$754,785.54

The widespread use and deployment of laser systems in the public domain has led to the need for laser exposure measurement systems that operate over wide spectral range and provide sufficient dynamic range to measure exposure relative to maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits and establish normal hazard zones (NHZ). OPTRA, Inc. proposes a solution based on multiple detector arrays, custom CMOS readout integrated circuitry and diffractive optics to directly measure the laser characteristics and evaluate the exposure with respect to MPE limits established by the ANSI Z136.1 standard and determine NHZ.. In the Phase II R&D effort, OPTRA, Inc. will design, develop, build and test a UV through LWIR laser NHZ measurement system.