The KI-700 is the latest National Security Agency (NSA) certified AES-256 based encryption and decryption unit supporting data rates up to 640 megabits per second (Mbps). The unit provides secure uplink and downlink protection for satellite command, telemetry, crosslink and payload communications links. The KI-700 is certified to protect up to top secret data. The unit can be used to secure the command and telemetry links for foreign and domestic commercial satellites seeking compliance with Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Policy No. 12.
The KI-700 handles command authentication, telemetry link and data links in a single integrated encryption unit. The KI-700 utilizes an existing NSA certified application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for uplink decryption up to 40 Mbps and downlink encryption up to 640 Mbps. The unit is radiation hardened for geostationary (GEO) environments and is designed to support a traditional 15-year GEO mission life.
The qualified design features the same family of parts successfully flown in our heritage space products. The unit provides cryptographic capabilities for multiple communication links integrated into a small, lightweight housing. The KI-700 is available for procurement direct from L3Harris or through the U.S. Air Force’s Material Life Cycle Management Center.
L3Harris has over 25 years of experience embedding a variety of NSA devices into high-reliability airborne and space applications. With a strong spaceflight heritage, L3Harris is a recognized industry leader in NSA certified top secret and below space cryptographic solutions with over 350 units manufactured.