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Air Force awards IAI a new contract to develop Hyperspeed Mobility and Security Capabilities for Next Generation Airborne Networks

Emerging advanced airborne nodes like sixth generation fighters pose new challenges to the airborne network. Sixth generation fighters and bombers are envisioned to be capable of traveling at Mach 3 or higher speeds. Thus the duration of contact between neighboring airborne nodes may be extremely short, even as short as a few seconds. Such hyperspeed mobility will be combined with complex operational environments like contested Radio Frequency (RF) communication and cyber intrusions including smart jamming. This may cause existing mobile ad hoc routing protocols to fail in providing secure and reliable connectivity due to the overhead and delay of the authentication and route discovery processes. A solution is needed which implements the Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) construct while minimizing network overhead for small to medium sized operational networks of 10-100 participants. To address these issues, IAI and its collaborator, Harris Corporation, have been awarded a contract to develop Hyperspeed mobile and security capabilities (HyperMSC) that are suitable for next generation airborne networks. HyperMSC will provide proactive handover, expedited authentication, and DoS mitigation while reducing the network overhead, delay, and pre-planning requirements of next generation networks. This research could find commercial application in improving robustness, bandwidth requirement, and network formation times for commercial aircraft MANETs.

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