Compact Type 1 Space Encryption Hardware

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-13-C-5202
Agency Tracking Number: F093-086-1514a
Amount: $344,301.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-086
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 200, Melbourne, FL, -
DUNS: 151118650
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoff miller
 System Engineer
 (321) 984-1671
 gmiller@aeronix.com
Business Contact
 Ron Capasso
Title: President
Phone: (321) 984-1671
Email: rcapasso@aeronix.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
End Cryptographic Units (ECUs) and associated security module, are essential for protecting satellite communications that include payload data, control commands, status, and bent-pipe operations. Legacy systems such as require cryptographic needs for Communication security (COMSEC) and Transmission security (TRANSEC). Further increasing the ECUs requirements are terminals typically need multiple channels ranging from receive only to full-duplex. Modernization and programmability provide a mechanism to support these algorithms as well as algorithms such as the Suite B family of algorithms. Equally important is modernization of the key management infrastructure from the legacy to KMI as it goes through its rollout. Aeronix understands innovative concepts and they will be employed to support the demanding Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) figures needed for legacy and future satellite communication systems. An ASM with standardized interfaces will enable integrators to easily incorporate the ASM into their satellite communication system. This SBIR Phase II effort will focus on the modernization of satellite communication security for the NAVY and the feasibility of the proposed compact Type 1 encryption hardware. Aeronix brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of implementation, embedment, and system design in Type 1 security and satellite communications.

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