Military

COTS Integrated Platform for Avionics Security Combines RTOS, IoT

By S.L. Fuller | April 5, 2017

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DDC-I and Mocana have developed a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integrated platform for avionics security, Mocana said. It combines DDC-I’s Deos certifiable safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) with Mocana’s internet of things (IoT) security platform. The solution offers capabilities including boot and firmware upgrades, certificate management, cryptography, data transport and device-to-cloud communications.

"Mocana and Deos bring trusted, military-grade security and cloud-based communications to connected commercial and military aircraft, including secure boot and secure update capabilities that are rapidly becoming requirements for avionics," said Bob Morris, president and CEO of DDC-I. "Advanced safety-critical features like time/space partitioning and support for multiple isolated TCP/IP stacks make Deos an excellent platform for integrating and deploying applications that utilize Mocana's innovative IoT security capabilities."

Mocana said the solution is Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validated, OpenSSL compatible, features multiple TCP/IP stacks, supports a variety of networking environments (SSL, SSH, multicast, IPSec, wireless and SCEP, EST) and can be readily customized in C/C++ and Java.

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