Friday 24th of May, eight informatics students demonstrated their applications for secure communication for the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). Their project was was one of many projects in this year's Informatics Project II course lead by Monica Divitini.
Today almost all applications and message protocols that communicate over a network use existing transfer protocols for their data transfers. The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is the standard protocol for reliable data transfer, but TCP has certain drawbacks when used in military networks. To avoid these drawbacks the tactical P_Mul protocol was developed.
The project group of eight students (Luka Cetusic, Hans Kristian Flaatten, Karl Mardoff Kittilsen, Karsten Kjensmo, Erik Lothe, Ole Johnny Pettersen, Thomas Martin Schmid and Bjørn Tungesvik) was given the assignment to implement the P_Mul protocol in Java.
They had to implement it as specified by the ACP142 document and create two demo applications - a chat application and a messaging pattern interface Web Services Notification (WSN) application. The resulting code from the project will be published as open source on GitHub.
On May 24th, the project group met with the representatives from FFI to give a live demonstration of the working applications created in the project. Photos from the presentation (Flickr)