Information Sharing between the Global Information Grid (GIG) and the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) system

Period of Performance: 04/22/2008 - 04/22/2009


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Trident Systems, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard Array
Fairfax, VA 22030
Principal Investigator


The DoD and FAA have the need to share information between the GIG and the SWIM networks. Specifically, radar data between aircraft, ground radars and ground Air Traffic Management facilities must be exchanged to ensure safe and efficient operation of the aviation system. Building a real-time net-centric capability for sharing radar data in a multi-level security environment presents new and unique challenges. Many obstacles must still be overcome before a truly interoperable data-sharing environment that operates across political boundaries and security domains can be realized. Trident Systems proposes to design and develop the GIG-SWIM Gateway (GSG) to address this need. The GSG will utilize the CS-2000 content processing platform as the central component to provide secure, real-time data sharing. The CS-2000 is a compact, modular, high-speed network appliance capable of handling a wide range of applications and multiple simultaneous functions. Additionally, Trident will develop priority schemes and QoS plan suitable for handling FAA radar data tracks and other SWIM data. The recommend policies, including data security classifications and priorities, will be implemented & tested on GSG. In summary, the GIG-SWIM Gateway will enable the exchange of radar target reports between the GIG and SWIM network with minimum latency.