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Intrusion detection for 802.11 networks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
61361
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0233
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANNTRON, DIVISION OF OBERON, INC.
1315 S. Allen St. Suite 405 State College, PA 16801
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Intrusion detection for 802.11 networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-04-C-6058
Award Amount: $590,635.00
 

Abstract:

Wireless technology provides freedom and flexibility to the users of the Local Area Network (LAN). The standards based (IEEE 802.11) wireless LAN equipment is intended to provide reliable coverage over a limited range of approximately 100 m. However, the wireless LAN transmissions may be detected and exploited at much greater ranges, and can provide an intruder the opportunity to attack or disable the network from a remote site, outside the presumably secured facility. Enhanced standards based authentication and encryption methods will reduce the threat that an intruder will be able to access network resources. But given the resources, and time, to discretely monitor and probe the presumably secured wireless network, the intruder can ultimately compromise the network. Anntron proposes to demonstrate best of class Network Intrusion Detection software on a small field-able sensor with directive antenna called the Wireless Intrusion Detection and Location System (WIDLS). WIDLS can be placed wherever the probability is best for detecting all intruders. WIDLS uses a multi-beam antenna to add sensitivity and directionality to intruder detections. Two sensors can estimate the location of the intruder. A smart antenna algorithm can improve bearing and location estimations. A graphical web interface provides intrusion metrics and recommended responses.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Thompson
PI
8148672312
sdt@oberonwireless.com

Business Contact:

Fred C. Thompson
Chairman
8148672312
ajl@oberonwireless.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANNTRON, DIVISION OF OBERON, INC.
1315 S. Allen St. Suite 405 State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251604464
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No