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Hidden MATH

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: FA8650-22-C-6423
Agency Tracking Number: D2D-0178
Amount: $1,499,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: HR001121S0007-12
Solicitation Number: HR001121S0007.I
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-04-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-07-25
Small Business Information
1221 Brickell Ave., Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131-0000
United States
DUNS: 079640621
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stanislav Shalunov
 (415) 601-7021
 stas@clostra.com
Business Contact
 Gregory Thiele
Phone: (415) 377-8051
Email: gthiele@clostra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Hidden MATH is a mobile application which uses Human Movement Networks (HumaNets) principles to deliver sensitive messages off-the-grid, using radio frequency (RF) and non-RF smartphone communications channels.  Hidden MATH is implemented as an “easter egg” hidden feature in a specialized app developed by Clostra. Access to the Hidden MATH feature requires multiple levels authentication. Hidden MATH supports all standard messenger features, boasts e2e encryption, and includes ephemeral messaging. It uses underlying decentralized peer-to-peer and device-to-device protocols to deliver content in degraded conditions, be it censorship or natural disasters. Our solution opportunistically uses all connections available to smartphones, with typical use cases involving creation of local ad hoc mesh networks using Wi-Fi direct, BTLE, and other RF protocols.   Hidden MATH can be configured to exclude all Internet connections and further, to use only non-radio communications. It provides a communication channel highly resistant to snooping and censorship, and has no easily-attacked centralized infrastructure. This feature will benefit activists in the repressive countries as well as warfighters behind enemy lines.

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