Data Storage and Transmission Strategies for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-13-P-5107
Agency Tracking Number: N122-145-0360
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-145
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
320 Whittington PKWY, STE 117, Louisville, KY, 40222-4917
DUNS: 877380530
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bin Xie
 (502) 742-9770
Business Contact
 Debbie Qiu
Title: Officer
Phone: (502) 742-9770
Research Institution
In the tactical wireless ad hoc network, all networking nodes are vulnerable to various security attacks. Therefore, the centralized data storage is unable to protect the tactical data once the storage device is compromised by an adversary. Distributed data storage is the alternative that the data are securely and reliably spread on the networking nodes with certain redundancy, offering high data protection and data resiliency. In this project, we developed Secure Distributed Data Storage (SD2S) by using Secret Share (SS) algorithm and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) for mobile ad hoc networks. SD2S is a novel (n, t) data storage system where the proposed SS algorithm coverts the data into n shares. Each share leaks nothing on the data and the original data can only be recovered from t shares. ECC provides an additional layer of data protection. The data is protected even if all the shares are compromised by the adversary. SD2S can be used for unsecure storage nodes (e.g., unsecure wireless links and hostile storage nodes). The internal and external attacks on distributed storage system are investigated to prevent potential adversaries. SD2S is superior to all other existing approaches in terms of data protection and performance efficiency.

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