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Intelligent & Secure Probing for Embedded Condition & Threat Monitoring (INSPECT-M)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0213
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T011-0194
Amount: $1,199,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T011
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-04-12
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011-1921
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Farinholt
 (434) 220-2508
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Phone: (540) 769-8400
Research Institution
 Virginia Tech
 Trudy Riley
300 Turner St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061-1111
United States

 (540) 231-5281
 Nonprofit College or University

The United States Navy is currently developing Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) concepts and technologies in order to improve the readiness and availability of Department of Defense assets by maximizing efficiency and reducing the life-cycle maintenance costs through data-driven decisions. A secure CBM+ sensor node has the potential to reduce the number of machine overhauls, shorten the time spent in depot for repairs, and optimize maintenance logistics. However, sophisticated cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure are becoming more common in the age of connected devices and there’s concern that attacks could target future CBM+ sensor systems. These attacks on system vulnerabilities could lead to mass-scale maintenance problems, loss of data on thousands of critical systems, and reduced fleet readiness. To address these problems, Luna proposed to develop the Intelligent and Secure Probing for Embedded Condition and Threat Monitoring (INSPECT-M) system that will provide the Navy with a secure CBM+ platform that contains state-of-the-art cyber defenses and cyber resilience protections. This system will consist of 1) embedded and easily customizable sensor nodes, 2) CBM+, cyber security, cyber resilience layers for secure data-driven decision making and real-time system monitoring, and 3) a centralized and intuitive user-interface that will display all key metrics and decisions for all monitored equipment in the network. The Phase II objectives for this effort include 1) develop the next generation eCBM sensor nodes for INSPECT-M, 2) Developing a comprehensive user experience and interface, 3) design and implement cyber security and cyber resilient solutions for the eCBM network, and 4) design and implement solutions for the monitored pieces of Navy equipment.

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