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I-COOP+ 2016
Hardware Implementation of Cryptographic Protocols Based on Elliptic Curves for Protection of Information Exchange Systems
PI: Santiago Sánchez Solano
Type: Research project
Reference: COOPA20141
Funding Body: CSIC
Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2018
Funding: 19.000,00 €
Abstract: This project addresses the development and implementation of hardware modules to accelerate the calculation of bilinear pairings on ordinary elliptic curves in the context of cryptographic protocols used in electronic information exchange systems. The factors that affect the computational cost of the calculation of bilinear pairings on elliptic curves can be grouped into four levels: the arithmetic of finite fields; the arithmetic of curve points; the types of pairings; and the integration of pairings in the context of a specific cryptographic protocol. Considering these aspects, appropriate methods for the design of hardware architectures for the operations involved in each level will be identified in order to achieve an efficient implementation in terms of response speed, resources consumption and efficiency of the calculation of the pairings. The results of the work will have direct applicability in the project "Mechanisms of protection in systems of exchange of information" that is developed in the CUJAE and can result of great socioeconomic impact in Cuba.