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Distributed storage in wireless mesh networks

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes Street Fredericksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Distributed storage in wireless mesh networks
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-12-C-6538
Award Amount: $79,890.00


Mobile devices are prevalent for numerous military and commercial applications, and require secure peer-to-peer file sharing without a centralized authority. With risk of device compromise, complete system files cannot be stored on a device, since an adversary can attack the data-at-rest, and eventually obtain the original file. McQ has developed an approach using an innovative secret sharing approach, custom distributed file sharing system, and lightweight communications security to provide a complete solution to the data-at-rest problem for resource constrained embedded systems. This innovative approach scales to large number of network devices, without a single point of failure, and without burdening the user. This approach will be refined during Phase I by selecting and optimizing the required secret sharing technique, refining the file storage system design, and developing a conceptual design of the system.

Principal Investigator:

Ron Knobler
Program Manager
(540) 373-2374

Business Contact:

Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
Small Business Information at Submission:

McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541341225
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No