Multicast Security for Tactical Networks (MSEC-T)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-B012
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3847
Amount: $728,052.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-107
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, -
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Wu
 Computer Scientist
 (952) 829-5864
 jwu@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Army has identified the need for a technological capability to provide security to IPv6 multicast in tactical environments, as it seeks to employ IPv6 multicast to ensure efficient use of bandwidth-constrained tactical networks. During Phase I of this SBIR, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) defined an innovative technology called Multicast Security for Tactical Networks (MSEC-T) that will cost-effectively protect multicast group membership and multicast messaging in the tactical networks. MSEC-T represents a comprehensive solution to multicast security in the tactical networks, which includes a resilient and scalable group control and key management scheme for multicast group security and augmented countermeasures to defend against network-based attacks on IPv6 multicast. A practical and easily deployable solution for supporting tactical operations, the software-only technology will operate within existing network infrastructure, including COTS routers and HAIPE devices. Based on the confirmed feasibility, ATC will implement a full prototype of MSEC-T during the proposed Phase II effort to transition the technology to the field to enhance multicast security in the IPv6 tactical networks.

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