Space Networking Protocol Hardware / Software

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,967.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9453-09-M-0155
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-221-1940
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-221
Small Business Information
Aeronix Inc
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 200, Melbourne, FL, 32901
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
151118650
Principal Investigator
 Geoff miller
 Group Leader
 (321) 984-1671
 mkazantzidis@broadatacom.com
Business Contact
 Ronald Capasso
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (321) 984-1671
Email: droussell@broadatacom.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Space Network presents severe challenges that will not allow simple reliance on technology transfer from the general Internet. Rather, addressing the problems confronting the Space Network will require the integration of a wide range of developing technologies to support assured, robust communications in a highly dynamic environment. A Network Architecture supporting the vision of the Airborne Network must provide: 1) Support for Autonomous, Disconnected Operations.     2) Services hand-off.    3) Efficiency.  4) Interoperability. The security of space missions depends on many factors, most notably the ability to secure the communications involved in the command and control of spacecraft. The security architecture provides the capability to verify the authenticity of Command and Control (C2) data, and to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of data while being sent through the communications infrastructure.  The network layer has extra requirements placed upon it in space environments. The use of Operating Systems that do not have tightly couple IP stacks such as the Linux OS and IP stack.  These paradigms allow for Aeronix to use/integrate the extensive work of others.   Aeronix proposes to combine delay tolerant protocols, advanced routng protocols, and security in the form of HAIPIS functionality. BENEFIT: The combination of existing network protocols and the development of complimentary protocols for space are also applicable to terrestrial wireless communications.  The same indeterminate link quality occurs in any wireless paradigm.  The protocols developed and formed into a complete secure network stack are directly applicable to first response situations, first responders represent a large global market.

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