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Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-225
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc.
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 3000 Woburn, MA 01801-6562
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-10-C-0055
Award Amount: $68,137.00


Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN) is an integrated queue management and flow control mechanism that eliminates packet drops due to burst-induced congestion or due to disconnection in tactical wireless networks. CLCQMRTN controls TCP flow rates, works even with encrypted data packets (black core), and operates even if stable end-to-end paths are not available (disruption-tolerant networking). We propose a suite of innovative mechanisms that provide queue monitoring and overflow alerting, queue status dissemination, external buffer storage and retrieval, TCP "freezing" to operate over outages and extended storage delays, disruption-tolerant routing and alternate path routing. Our mechanisms are designed to fit within the secure IP-based Global Information Grid, and will help move future tactical networks for the Navy to an almost drop-free regime, resulting in a significantly enhanced user experience.

Principal Investigator:

Rajesh Krishnan
Deputy Director, Networki

Business Contact:

Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No