Cyber Craft System Scaling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-08-C-0211
Agency Tracking Number: O063-IA5-1203
Amount: $739,334.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-IA5
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
DUNS: 165988937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Carpenter
 Member of Technical Staff
 (651) 295-7126
Business Contact
 Kyle Nelson
Title: Director of Sponsored Res
Phone: (612) 280-9843
Research Institution
Adventium has created a trust-driven engineering solution that will enable assured deployment and control of million-plus scalable lightweight cybercraft to help maintain US freedom of action, and deny freedom of action to our adversaries. Our constraint-based approach reduces uncertainty by identifying robust architectures and configurations that can satisfy mission requirements for large-scale deployment of cybercraft within the limits imposed by the physical and logical configurations and capabilities of the underlying network, hosts, and applications. Our approach eliminates the catastrophic failures that can result from exceeding those underlying limits and assures timely reaction to cyber threats. Cybercraft developers and operators can use the Cybercraft Architecture Reasoner Inferring Network and Application Environments (CARINAE) throughout the cybercraft lifecycle to resolve multiple scalability limitations introduced by diversity in physical and logical network topologies, systems, and missions, by application resource loads and criticality, and by cybercraft architecture and resource requirements. CARINAE is based on a solid foundation of open-source platforms for easy integration and support. Phase II will develop and demonstrate tools to configure reliable, secure, and assured cybercraft that support deployment, positive control, cooperation, situation awareness, and mission planning needs.

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