Small Form Factor IFF Transponder Crypto Appliques for UAS

Credit: Shayan Mookherjea, UC San Diego

Credit: Shayan Mookherjea, UC San Diego

What miniaturized cryptographic devices are available for transponder and radio applications in small UAVs?

DSIAC was asked to find small size, weight, and power (SWaP) cryptographic devices for Mode-5 transponders and radios in small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications.  DSIAC searched open sources for commercially available systems and the Small Business Technology Transfer/Small Business Innovation Research (STTR/SBIR) database for developmental efforts that were compiled into a matrix of systems with characteristics allowing comparison by size, volume, and weight and delivered to the inquirer. 

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Distribution Statement: 
A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
DTIC Accession No.: 
DSIAC- 2177889