About the Challenge

The Seeker is looking for low SWaP-C (size, weight, power, and cost) approaches for cyber protection of small resource-constrained satellites such as CubeSats.
Space is becoming more and more accessible for commercial ventures, academia, and emerging space-nations through the deployment of inexpensive small satellites and CubeSats. With this increased access comes increased vulnerabilities due to the use of low-cost commercial hardware and software, and exploitation of these vulnerabilities can result in loss of control, flight safety concerns, and loss of satellite among other outcomes.
This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.

Timeline

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on 01-Feb-2022. Late submissions will not be considered.

Reward

Worth $30,000
To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution. However, the Seeker will be willing to consider a licensing agreement for a partial award if exclusive IP cannot be transferred by the Solver.
Participants can register here.