A Trusted Platform Security Management for Data Authenticity and Integrity

Period of Performance: 03/15/2013 - 09/14/2014

$729K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

RAM Laboratories, Inc.
591 Camino de la Reina Suite 610
San Diego, CA 92108
Principal Investigator

Abstract

With the ubiquitous use of software defined radios (SDRs) in tactical settings, there is a need for scalably analyzing and visualizing the topologies, QoS, and coverage of those radio systems for forces on maneuver. Such a capability will enable improved situational awareness for mobile networks, and decision support for re-planning alternative topologies on the fly. This proposed Phase II effort, code-named, Net-Analyze will develop such a prototype solution for evaluating and visualizing node and network performance and trust within the context of the overall mission. As a use-case, the Phase II will focus this prototype s development on JTRS Software Defined Radios (SDRs), and incorporate the use of simulation and network analysis to ascertain the node s and network s trustworthiness and performance as it participates in multiple simultaneous mobile networks in fulfillment of mission objectives. The Phase II effort will work to: (1) utilize simulation-in-the-loop and real-time data extracted from the networked software defined radio nodes, and (2) determine network coverage, potential causes of network or radio shortfalls, and potential alternate topologies that can be employed to support the required QoS and workflows as a given mission progresses.