Distributed Overlapping Cross Key Cross Domain Mobile Authentication Embedded System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-09-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: F083-044-0913
Amount: $99,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-044
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 004279860
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matheos Kazantzidis
 Principal Scientist
 (310) 530-1416
Business Contact
 Freddie Lin
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (310) 530-1416
Email: gzaslow@cra.com
Research Institution
Airborne operations require the timely sharing of data across U.S. security domains. The U.S. Air Force seeks to develop a Cross Domain Solution (CDS) with a corresponding set of rules for sharing data across these domains within a manpower-limited, SWAP-constrained airborne environment. To address these needs, Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI), based on the integration and expansion of our innovations in localized, distributed network security with split keys, proposes to develop a novel Distributed Overlapping Cross Key (DOCK) System. BCI¡¦s DOCK system extends the well-known split key sharing scheme to produce keys that have the allowed information flow and data separation process results embedded in them. BCI¡¦s DOCK system does not require a centralized or ground authority because the transmitted keys are partial. Network participants can collectively and locally provide network authentication, which can be continued and carried to different domains without compromising the original domain keys. In our novel DOCK system, each domain adds new equations, which require key parts, and cancels some equations. Therefore, a mobile aircraft may be continually authenticated across different domains. The benefits of BCI¡¦s innovative DOCK system will greatly improve Air Force data sharing. BENEFIT: Potential military applications of the DOCK system are vast in Trusted Computing and Information Assurance, especially in the tactical environment where node populations may change or move. The following immediate applications can also benefit the DoD: Command and Control (C2) Information System (C2IS), Access Control for the Automated Information Systems (AIS), e.g., the Defense Message System (DMS), Corporate Executive Information Systems (CEIS), Defense Joint Accounting System (DJAS), Electronic Document Management Program (EDM). In addition to military applications, BCI has identified several potential commercial applications in which our proposed technology will have direct and dramatic impacts.  Any distributed system that requires a deployable, instant detection and reaction, high security system can use BCIs DOCK system. In addition to many military uses, BCIs DOCK system can be applied to widespread commercial technologies, such as private networks, data acquisition systems, file-sharing and peer-to-peer networks, public records access for law enforcement agencies, and data management activities.

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