Information Assurance for Mobile Users Using Smart Radio

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-04-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2545
Amount: $736,341.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-098
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
17 Port Chester Drive, Nashua, NH, 03062
DUNS: 113774710
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 David Murotake
 (603) 321-6536
Business Contact
 David Murotake
Phone: (603) 321-6536
Research Institution
Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology in combination with the computing power available in today's laptops and handheld computing devices has enabled the "smart radio". By adaptively combining multiple methods, operating across all seven layers of the OSI protocol stack, these SDR's can employ "cognitive assurance" to enhance mobile information assurance (IA). The proposed Phase II study builds on the work of Phase I by validating system requirements; building a functional prototype of a mobile terminal employing cognitive assurance fusing multiple biometric and radiometric methods; developing a pre-production prototype of the mobile terminal; and demonstrating interoperability with a secure legacy wireless network based during Red Team testing. The prototypes include a patent-pending, self-booting smart radio card and drivers suitable for high-assurance tactical and commercial/consumer wireless applications. The prototype system includes hardware and software developed by our subcontractors General Dynamics Decision Systems, Sonetech Corporation and Advanced Principles Group. The system voluntarily complies with the Common Criteria (CC) and Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) security and assurance guidelines.

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