Survivable and Secure Content Publishing and Distribution Systems (SSCUDS) for Military Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0132
Agency Tracking Number: F103-060-2447
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-060
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Song Luo
 Senior Research Scientist
 (301) 294-4633
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director of Contracts and Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Current commercial CDS (Content Distribution System) cannot meet requirements of military applications, when C2 nodes are more exposed to disconnected, intermittent, and limited communications. In addition, commercial products do not have enough security features as needed in military operations. In this proposal, IAI and its collaborator propose SSCUDS (Survivable and Secure Content pUblishing and Distribution Network) to address this critical need. The major advantages of SSCUDS include: 1) high survivability by minimizing the dependence of central servers; 2) various security mechanisms are designed to meet the military requirements; 3) increased flexibility by allowing publishing from anywhere in the network; 4) fully support of node dynamics; 5) Service Oriented Architecture. BENEFIT: We anticipate that by the end of our Phase II effort we will have matured SSCUDS sufficiently and we will be able to demonstrate its functions to evaluate the near real-world use of content distribution. This will be the first CDS product that is capable of operating over dynamic networks and meets military security requirements. It will lay a sound foundation for future R & D. The commercial market of SSCUDS is huge. With enterprise and personal computing platforms becoming more mobile, the demand for survivable and secure content distribution solution is significant. Currently there is no product similar to SSCUDS. SSCUDS can be used by all companies and organizations interested in secure content distribution over dynamic networks. Its potential market size is large and its possible customers are innumerable.

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