The new MESP-100-2 Encryption Support Package is a three module set that provides a PCM encoder interface, ARTM transmitter interface and an optional cryptographic Key Management software package.
- AES-256 data encryption and decryption
- Protects two channels of streaming telemetry data
- Customized for ARTM transmitters
- 100 kbps to 20 Mbps data rates
- Sealed for environmental capability
- Key management software and key load cabling are available
MESP-100-2 NIST-Certified Encryption Device for ARTM Telemetry Applications
The new MESP-100-2 Encryption Support Package is a three-module set that provides a PCM encoder interface, ARTM transmitter interface, and an optional cryptographic Key Management software package. The module set is ideal for use in missile telemetry and test, flight test, and aircraft monitoring applications. It is the industry’s first National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-certified encryption solution for protecting streaming telemetry data originating from modern Advanced Range Telemetry (ARTM) transmitters.
At nearly ¼ the size of the U.S. standard device, this highly integrated solution adds modern features while significantly reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements. When integrated with Curtiss-Wright data acquisition unit (DAU) hardware, the MESP-100-2 reduces design risk and further reduces SWaP by eliminating redundant cabling and power supplies.
Designed to be fully backward compatible with PCM encoders and ARTM transmitters, the MESP-100-2 provides a PCM clock and data electrical interface, a key fill interface, data isolation, and three-ampere power isolation for separation between the encoder and a digital telemetry transmitter or recorder. The fully rugged module set has undergone full flight test environment qualification.
Securing Telemetry Data with Commercial Encryption Standards
As the world realizes that all of our data is at risk of being exploited, organizations are under pressure to protect it, no matter the classification. However, this can be expensive and time-consuming, or limit foreign military sales, depending on the approach. Often, the most rigorous encryption scheme, such as the National Security Agency (NSA) Suite A cryptography, is not necessary, may be chosen due to uncertainties about other solutions. This paper describes strategies for encrypting data-at-rest and in motion, with a particular emphasis on encrypting telemetry data for applications such as flight test.