U-TVB THORNTON
CTIC/DS-101 HYBRID (CDH);
U-TVA THORNTON CTIC


PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N

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DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The U-TVB THORNTON Communications Security/Transmission Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Integrated Circuit (CTIC) DS-101 Hybrid (CDH) incorporates the CTIC very large scale integration (VLSI) in a hybrid configuration with DS-101 keying and other support circuitry. Like the CTIC, it supports COMSEC and TRANSEC. CDH is functionally equivalent to the THORNTON modules (notably the KGV-8B and KGV-11B) and to the CTIC, a National Security Agency (NSA) Standard Embeddable Product. The CDH can obtain cryptographic synchronization in one of three operational modes: Mode A, characterized by over-the-air reception of synchronization patterns; Mode B, which is self-synchronizing over-the-air; and Mode C, which requires no over-the-air synchronization. It contains Random Access Memory (RAM) for the internal storage of 64 RED, CSESD-11 keys and also for the storage of 9 DS-101 Key Encryption Keys (KEKs). It can also be keyed over-the-air through the use of a KOK-13 remote rekey device and can perform an automatic key rollover at the end of the cryptoperiod. The CDH package is a 114-lead leaded chip carrier. CDH is a powerful and flexible device that provides all of the benefits of the CTIC as well as the support circuitry necessary for operation. (Note: Depending on the application, the CDH is available in several configurations.)

The CDH is certified to secure TOP SECRET data and below. The CDH is an UNCLASSIFIED controlled cryptographic item (CCI) when unkeyed. When keyed, it carries a classification equal to that of the key that has been loaded. It is intended for embedded applications requiring COMSEC and/or TRANSEC protection, and is being used or considered for use in several time-of-day based Air Force, Army, Navy, and multi-nation systems. The CDH is compatible with the KGV-8/8A/8B/8C, KGV-11/11A/11B/11C, CTIC, KG-66, KGR-66, KGV-68, KI-37, KGV-15, KGV-13, and KG-87.

The U-TVA THORNTON Communications Security/Transmission Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Integrated Circuit (CTIC) is a microcircuit that supports COMSEC and TRANSEC. CTIC is functionally equivalent to the THORNTON modules (notably the KGV-8C and KGV-11C). The CTIC can obtain cryptographic synchronization in one of three user-selected modes: Mode A, characterized by over-the-air reception of synchronization patterns; Mode B, which is self-synchronizing over-the-air; and Mode C, which requires no over-the-air-rekey synchronization. It provides internal storage for eight keys and can also access 64 externally stored keys in an user-supplied RAM. It also supports over-the-air-rekeying (OTAR) and can perform automatic key rollover at the end of the cryptoperiod. The CTIC makes use of a CSESD-11 key fill interface and can, with the addition of user-supplied circuitry, accommodate DS-101 key fill. The CTIC package is a 132-lead ceramic leaded chip carrier. CTIC is a powerful and flexible device that supplies security to the host at minimal cost, size and power. (Note: Depending on the application, the CTIC is available in several configurations.)

The CTIC is certified to secure TOP SECRET data and below. The CTIC is an UNCLASSIFIED controlled cryptographic item (CCI) when unkeyed. When keyed, it carries a classification equal to that of the key that has been loaded. It is intended for embedded applications requiring COMSEC and/or TRANSEC protection, and is being used in several time-of-day based Air Force, Army, Navy, and multi-nation systems. The CTIC is currently used on the KGV-26 COMSEC board that is installed in the Multi-Mission Advanced Tactical Terminal (MATT). The CTIC is compatible with the KGV-8/8A/8B/8C, KGV-11/11A/11B/11C, CDH, KG-66, KGR-66, KGV-68, KI-37, KGV-15, KGV-13, and KG-87.

CHARACTERISTICS


Physical Characteristics
Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb) Data Rate (Mbps)
CDH (U-TVB) 0.1 1.8 1.4 N/A 0 - 30
CTIC (U-TVA) 0.1 1.0 1.0 N/A

Power: CTIC/CDH: 4.5 to 5.5 Vdc
CTIC/CDH: 3 mA+ 5mA/MHz (typical) during operation
CTIC: 60µA (typical) in power down mode
CDH: 400µA (typical) in power down mode, Additional 40 mA during DS-101 operations

Environment: Strategic and tactical ground, air, and sea applications. Can be MIL version or industrial

MTBF: CTIC: Estimated to be at least 9 years (Uninhabited Airborne Fighter, 100°C, at an operational rate of 10 MHz
CDH: Estimated to be at least 2.7 years (Uninhabited Airborne Fighter, 100°C, at an operational rate of 30 MHz

LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT



LIFE CYCLE DOCUMENTATION



REPAIR



Crypto Repair Facility (CRF)

East Coast:  Contact CRF - Norfolk Naval Shipyard
         Commercial (757) 396-5395/6
         DSN 961-5395/6

West Coast: Contact CRF - Naval Station San Diego
         Commercial (619) 556-6175/8, 1886
         DSN 526-6175/8, 1886

POINTS OF CONTACT


SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston Acquisition: Code 752RD
Commercial Telephone (843) 218-4461
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 588-4461

Navy Information Systems Security (INFOSEC)
Technical Assistance Center 1 (800) 304-4636

SPAWARSYSCOM Cryptographic Data Systems Manager: PMW 161-3C
Commercial Telephone (619) 524-7886
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 524-7886

CONTRACT INFORMATION


UNIT PRICE


CDH (U-TVB/2) - $1,850 (last NSA Contract price)
CTIC(U-TVA/2) - $465 (last NSA Contract price)

Administration provided by the
SPAWAR Systems Center
in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
itac@infosec.navy.mil