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Scalable Lunar Surface Networks and Adaptive Orbit Access

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90600
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084378
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Teranovi Technologies
10033 NE 140th Street Bothell, WA 98011 5214
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Scalable Lunar Surface Networks and Adaptive Orbit Access
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD01P
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Innovative network architecture, protocols, and algorithms are proposed for both lunar surface networks and orbit access networks. Firstly, an overlaying architecture is proposed to seamlessly integrate lunar surface networks and orbit access networks. Secondly, for lunar surface networks, a network architecture based on hybrid mesh networking technologies is developed to support both fixed and mobile nodes on the lunar surface. It supports autonomous network coverage extension via ad hoc networking capability. Link adaptation algorithms provide automatic link configuration and ensure constant high link quality in a dynamic harsh environment. To support QoS of heterogeneous traffic types, a QoS oriented MAC protocol with scalable throughput performance is proposed. A hybrid routing protocol is also proposed to enhance routing efficiency and dramatically improve the reliability of ad hoc networking. Thirdly, for orbit access networks, a dynamic delay and disruption-tolerant networking (DTN) routing protocol is designed by integrating DTN and mobile ad hoc network (MANET) reactive routing. It is disruption tolerant and capable of supporting intermittent links. Finally, beacon based communications serve as the remedy to handle the emergent situation where neither lunar surface network nor orbit access is available.

Principal Investigator:

Xudong Wang
Principal Investigator
4258209853
wxudong@teranovi.com

Business Contact:

Xudong Wang
Co-founder and CTO
4258209853
wxudong@teranovi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Teranovi Technologies
10033 NE 140th Street Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 263226265
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No