Riverside Research Selected for R&D Award on Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate MOAST Program

NEW YORK, NY – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit scientific research company, was selected for an award by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Sensors Directorate for its Mission Systems Open Architecture Science and Technology (MOAST) Program. The objective of the MOAST Program is to conduct applied and advanced research and development as well as advanced component development and prototypes in order to evolve and expand emerging open architecture standards and approaches for current and next-generation Air Force weapon systems. Utilizing an open architecture environment will allow the Government to increase its efficiency by not being locked into a single vendor when making modifications to system(s).

The focus of the Riverside Research effort will be to develop and demonstrate cybersecurity countermeasures to detect and mitigate cyberattacks against open architecture based mission systems and ensure continued mission operations.

“We are gratified to be able work with AFRL in its efforts to further the science and technology content of an open architecture system by addressing new and legacy systems across various mission scenarios,” said Riverside Research President and CEO, Dr. Steven Omick. “Our long history of meeting AFRL needs along with our deep understanding of avionics architecture makes us extremely qualified to research and develop open architecture solutions that are robust, interoperable, secure, and will optimize system performance.”

Much of the work will be done with Riverside Research employees working side-by-side with scientists and engineers onsite at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.