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Riverside Research Awarded Contract to Support DARPA Research and Development

15 June 2016

Riverside Research, a scientific research company primarily supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC), was awarded a $7.6 million contract in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security (LADS) program. This five-year research and development contract seeks to develop a new protection paradigm that separates security-monitoring functionality from the protected system, focusing on low-resource, embedded, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The program will explore technologies to associate the running state of a device with its involuntary analog emissions across different physical modalities.

Utilizing its Open Innovation Center, a collaborative work environment with dedicated laboratory spaces and advanced technology work stations, Riverside Research aims to use multi-modal analog sensing technology to capture passive emissions from digital devices and correlate these emissions with the internal operation of the device.  When fully developed, this technology could ensure executing software has not been modified and that no changes have been made to the hardware itself. “Riverside Research is committed to helping DARPA achieve their mission, to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security, and we are pleased that our technology and expertise will be part of this revolutionary program that continues DARPA’s fifty-year heritage in advancing our country’s national security,” said Dr. Steven Omick, President and CEO.    

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About Riverside Research

Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research for the benefit of the US government and in the public interest. Our not-for-profit status allows us to be independent, unbiased, and unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. This long-term view also allows us to reinvest our earnings into the continuous development of our technical workforce and an open innovation approach to research. Our open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. With integrated, secure laboratories in Dayton, OH, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and New York City, NY, our Open Innovation Center conducts independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas delivering trusted solutions in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Radar, Electromagnetics, Cyber, Biomedical Engineering, Optics, Plasma, and Radio Frequency Systems. Learn more at


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