Innoflight Miniature End Cryptographic Unit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7116
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1869
Amount: $999,927.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-033
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Innoflight, Inc.
5850 Oberlin Dr., Suite 340, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 196387851
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Wolff
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 638-1580
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Janicik
Title: President
Phone: (858) 638-1580
Research Institution
Current space COMSEC end units are quite large (not suitable for nanosats, cubesats), based on 1980"s technology, and do not take advantage of modern protocols or data standards. They are also predicated on unique communications equipment and built to only meet the Space-Ground Link System specification, which is not at all designed to be compatible with modern interfaces or networking solutions. Furthermore, not only are these units bulky and dated, they are extremely limited in configurability and require unique drivers and software protocol stacks to be written and added for practically every adaptation of a radio or processing device that interfaces to it. As a result, the cost to implement a secure communications system can be rather severe. The overall objective of this SBIR project is to develop a highly miniaturized and"smart"COMSEC end unit that is an independent and configurable subsystem with built-in Command and Data Handling (C & DH) features for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constrained aerospace applications. The solution will replace much more expensive, larger and specialized communication packages used on aerospace systems. In addition, the use of Type 1 AES256-GCM Suite B cryptography means compatibility with less expensive and more readily available ground COMSEC systems. The driving application is DoD Space missions due to the policy requirement for the command and control link to be encrypted with NSA Type 1 encryption; however, the plan is develop and certify a COMSEC product for at least dual-use to include space and DoD missile applications.

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