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Physical Layer Network Management Tools Based on Automated Fiber Optic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94710
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91440
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Telescent Inc.
12815 Coral Tree Place Santa Monica, CA 90066-7018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Physical Layer Network Management Tools Based on Automated Fiber Optic Patch-Panels
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85524
Award Amount: $99,844.00
 

Abstract:

The ability to automate network reconfiguration and testing would have profound economic benefits. The cost to operate today¿s networks exceeds 60% of the carriers¿ revenue and the staffing cost to manage data centers exceeds $200 billion per year. These expenses include the management and administration of millions of fiber connections in central offices, points-of-presence, and data centers. This project will develop physical network reconfiguration tools incorporating an all-fiber automated patch-panel system. The solution will be scalable, modular to >5,000 ports, and low cost, and will exhibit nearly zero insertion loss. Fiber interconnections will be arbitrarily reconfigured in a completely non-blocking fashion using compact robotics. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The highly manual nature of current network management approaches demands a fleet of some 100,000 service vehicles in the U.S. alone and reduces the profitability, reliability, and agility of high bandwidth communications services. The fiber optic patch-panel system would enable a new class of network management tools to be realized for remote access and sharing of physical network assets across a distributed network.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Kewitsch
Dr.
3106948218
kewitsch@telescent.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Kewitsch
Dr.
3106948218
kewitsch@telescent.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Telescent Inc.
2118 Wilshire Blvd. #1001 Santa Monica, CA 90403

EIN/Tax ID: 262254818
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No