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Universal Space IP Transparent Proxy

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74440
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041993
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Universal Space IP Transparent Proxy
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG06CA26C
Award Amount: $599,970.00
 

Abstract:

Communications applications are strategically moving toward Internet Protocol-based architectures and technologies. Despite IP's huge potential, (e.g. cost effectiveness, reduced development and installation times), it has not proved to be appropriate for space communication applications. IP-based space networking links exhibit poor performance induced by narrow bandwidth, long propagation loops, large transmission errors, and/or intermittent connectivity. In Phase I, Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) successfully designed a preliminary network protocol technology to overcome these problems. BCI's innovative Universal Space IP Transparent Proxy (USIT) achieves accurate network measurements and reconfigurations, providing a 10 times, on average, improvement in network throughput, as compared to existing state-of-the-art IP solutions. In addition, the USIT solution is transparent (thus independent of any network functions such as compression) and is seamless (i.e., works with non-USIT network hosts/nodes). Its simplicity will enable it to be placed in a variety of Earth network nodes, ensuring its compatibility with, and ability to improve, network performance in space. In Phase II, BCI will optimize the system's design to develop a full-scale highly optimized system, including two tangible prototypes: a portable space-qualified USIT software package, compatible with existing NASA space network nodes, and, a rack-mountable stand-alone GSSL embedded system, with both hardware

Principal Investigator:

Cristina Spence
Principal Investigator
3105301416
cspence@broadatacom.com

Business Contact:

Cristina Spence
Business Official
3105301416
cspence@broadatacom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th St., Suite K Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954817646
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No