ORIS: Peer to Peer Object Repository with Integrated Security

Period of Performance: 02/19/2003 - 02/28/2005

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Architecture Technology Corp.
9971 Valley View Road Array
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) program needs an object repository for secure, reliable storage and retrieval of JBI objects. ATC-NY will construct ORIS, a peer-to-peer object repository suitable for the JBI. Self-organizing peer-to-peer networks have proven to be robust and scalable to very large numbers of nodes and objects. However, current peer-to-peer substrates are not suitable for military environments because they lack sufficient security. ORIS adds strong security to peer-to-peer technology, so that the JBI can be used to share information securely among coalition partners. ORIS also implements query processing, which enables clients to locate objects that satisfy complex queries. Both security and query processing are implemented using the robust, scalable peer-to-peer techniques. Although its primary product focus is the JBI, ORIS will also serve as a secure, robust foundation for commercial information-centric applications, enabling them to exploit the extensive resources currently unused on enterprise desktop computers.