Mission-aware Trusted Sensor Networks for Distributed Electronic Warfare (MTNDEW)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-1154
Agency Tracking Number: F103-189-2674
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-189
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, -
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Fernandes
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to develop the Mission-aware Trusted Sensor Networks for Distributed Electronic Warfare (MTNDEW) simulation framework to support the modeling, development, testing, and deployment of monitoring, detection, recovery, exploitation and attack technology using advanced application-aware, distributed data fusion and re-routing algorithms in electronic warfare networks. The MTNDEW framework vision is to provide a comprehensive experimentation framework that supports a wide range of attacks, detection, and recovery mechanisms that are extensible to support new research ideas for high assurance in heterogeneous sensor networks that support electronic warfare. MTNDEW can also be used to evaluate electronic warfare network exploitation and attack in addition to defense. BENEFIT: MTNDEW is an innovative approach towards developing detection and fast rerouting techniques for emerging electronic warfare (EW) sensor networks. The principal project benefits anticipated from MTNDEW include the use of network simulators and data analysis for developing and analyzing high-assurance EW networks, leading to development of highly secure emergent networks before they are deployed. MTNDEW supports the analysis of anticipated threats, malicious and anomalous behavior as well as the performance and effectiveness analysis of detection, avoidance, and recovery solutions. The technology is beneficial to the DoD, Department of Homeland Security, and other government departments in protection of electronic warfare, intelligence and cyber networks. Commercial applications include enterprise network security and protection and cyber situational awareness technology across the commercial sector. MTNDEW can be applied to diverse sensing applications for more reliable and intrusion-free applications such as environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness and response, and CBRNE sensing.

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