Secure Role-Based System for Distributed Network Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB18H186
Agency Tracking Number: 038-01-02 (FY18)
Amount: $99,697.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: 2018-NIST-SBIR-01
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-31
Small Business Information
1213 Alamo Street, Dan Mateo, CA, 94037
DUNS: 152973538
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kathleen Nichols
 (650) 529-0231
Business Contact
 Kathleen Nichols
Phone: (650) 529-0231
Research Institution
Network measurement is a critical element in networks but it has largely been an afterthought and inadequately secured. With the emergence of Information-Centric Networking technologies, specifically the popular open source Named-Data Networking (NDN), there is the early stage opportunity to create a useful and flexible network measurement system that can accommodate a range of network probes. This proposal’s objective is development of a prototype distributed Network Measurement System (NMS) that leverages the NDN architecture to ensure privacy of data and role-based authorization of entities in the NMS. The NMS can be deployed in devices with an NDN Forwarding Daemon (NFD) within an all-NDN network or as an overlay measurement system in an IP network. NDN-specific performance probes will be developed. Collaboration with NIST personnel is desired to achieve maximum impact.

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