TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE FOR SMALLSAT PLATFORMS

Description

Objective: The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test a reduced scaled engineering model for an onboard trusted platform module (TPM) in order to support security features in small satellite telecom systems. Targeted Improvements: Enabling a built-in route of trust providing security and privacy features for small satellite telecom systems. Description: In an increasingly digital world, security and privacy concerns are becoming driving market needs both for consumers and businesses. In order to achieve sustained competitive advantages for the coming decade, satellite communications need to adopt state-of-the-art security technologies and processes including security by design, trusted components, third-party validation and comprehensive testing and training. TPM(Trusted Platform Module) technology as a robust root of trust has seen enormous growth in providing high assurance security and privacy features in electronic devices, from bank cards to computers and smartphones. In order to further facilitate the use of this technology in satellite communications, the activity will develop a prototype of a trusted platform module to be used on board of a telecom small satellite (i.e. < 500 kgs). The module will serve as a common interface to secure space to ground and ground to space communications (encryption, authentication) as well as on-board computation (code signing). Procurement Policy: C(2) = A relevant participation (in terms of quality and quantity) of non-primes (incl. SMEs) is required. For additional information please go to:http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Business_with_ESA/Small_and_Medium_Sized_En…

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