Distributed storage in wireless mesh networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-12-C-6538
Agency Tracking Number: N121-003-0239
Amount: $79,890.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N121-003
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
Duns: 198180937
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ron Knobler
 Program Manager
 (540) 373-2374
Business Contact
 Keith Armstrong
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (540) 373-2374
Email: karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution
Mobile devices are prevalent for numerous military and commercial applications, and require secure peer-to-peer file sharing without a centralized authority. With risk of device compromise, complete system files cannot be stored on a device, since an adversary can attack the data-at-rest, and eventually obtain the original file. McQ has developed an approach using an innovative secret sharing approach, custom distributed file sharing system, and lightweight communications security to provide a complete solution to the data-at-rest problem for resource constrained embedded systems. This innovative approach scales to large number of network devices, without a single point of failure, and without burdening the user. This approach will be refined during Phase I by selecting and optimizing the required secret sharing technique, refining the file storage system design, and developing a conceptual design of the system.

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