UTICA – Utica-based Quanterion Solutions has been selected for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award entitled Internet of Things Onboarding Capability (IoTOC) which will develop cloud-based IoT acceptance testing methodologies for Air Force systems integration . This was sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate, the second SBIR awarded to Quanterion Solutions last quarter.
SBIR’s mission is to develop a proof-of-concept framework for testing and onboarding Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for Department of Defense (DoD) implementations. This framework will bring the DoD a software-defined IoT/Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Test as a Service (TaaS) capability that protects an installation’s critical infrastructure while also integrating new IoT technologies.
Quanterion Solutions will work with engineers from the AFRL Information Directorate as well as scientists from US National Laboratories to engineer the Phase 1 design for systems of interest to the Air and Space Forces.
This new SBIR effort is motivated by a collection of guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on cybersecurity requirements for IoT devices for the federal government, aimed at addressing the challenges posed by IoT heterogeneity and interoperability , while incorporating automated testing capabilities to improve efficiency .
The team of experts in IoT topics at Quanterion Solutions is dedicated to improving IoT technology for industry and government. This SBIR provides an opportunity to further explore the intricacies of IoT technology in terms of system functionality, reliability and security.
“This distributed IoT testing capability is a key build-out of Quanterion’s cloud-based, end-to-end, open testing ecosystem for the Rome Defense Industrial Base to enable faster development and Authority to Operate (ATO) accreditation of DoD capabilities said Cully Patch, Cybersecurity Program Manager for Quanterion Solutions.
Quanterion Solutions has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to provide this Phase I solution. This work is supported by the AFRL Information Directorate’s Secure IoT Operational Planning Environment (SIoTOPE), a cloud-based IoT ecosystem that provides a streamlined approach to experimenting with IoT solutions in compliance with federal and DoD standards.