Denial-of-Service (DoS) Defenses for Ad Hoc Networks

Period of Performance: 12/13/2004 - 06/13/2005


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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


The US Army has identified the need for intrusion-resistant and survivable ad hoc networks for tactical mobile environments. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) brings over 6 years of directly related technology development experience in the areas of ad hoc networks, intrusion tolerance, and network survivability and a proven track record delivering high quality products on these R&D efforts to address the needs of this SBIR effort. ATC will leverage its proven expertise in designing and building intrusion tolerance techniques for mobile wireless networks to develop DoS Defenses for Ad Hoc Networks (DDAN), a collection of survivability enhancements for ad hoc routers that will protect the network from denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The objective of this effort is to establish the feasibility of the DDAN approach in Phase I. The follow-on Phase II effort will then implement a prototype of DDAN mechanisms that will be integrated within an AODV-based ad hoc router.