Reprogrammable Radiation Tolerant Secure Network Access Module

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC07QA22P
Agency Tracking Number: 067232
Amount: $99,959.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 200, Melbourne, FL, 32901-2627
DUNS: 151118650
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Fisher
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 984-1671
 jfisher@aeronix.com
Business Contact
 Judi Coleman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 984-1671
Email: jcoleman@aeronix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Communications security (COMSEC) is essential to satellite communications. Its role continues to grow as the available bandwidth expands to meet the ever increasing strategic and tactical data requirements of the 21st century. NASA's exploration of planetary surfaces will require a communication architecture that supports operational capabilities in which assets can communicate seamlessly and securely to coordinate exploration as well as communicate back to Earth. The flexibility and pervasiveness of the internet, including the transition to IPV6, is already being extended to military space assets – e.g. the global grid. NASAs adoption of these same standards appears likely. The specific problem addressed by the Aeronix Phase I SBIR is to identify and develop modifications to our existing High Assurance Advanced Security Module (ASM) solution that satisfy the NASA networking requirements. The innovation of the proposed solution is the development of an unclassified IP based network encryptor that is compatible with commercially available ground based HAIPE equipment operating with Suite B algorithms and the ability to operate in the presence of failures caused by the harsh environment of space.

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