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Innovative Approaches to Resource Virtualization over Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95067
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-006-0032
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative Approaches to Resource Virtualization over Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0442
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

Resource virtualization concepts are in heavy commercial use for optimizing the performance of distributed applications. Resource virtualization allows resources to be allocated and adapted on-the-fly, and enables a wide range of distributed computing, networking, and sensing applications. However, resource virtualization has traditionally been developed for fixed, stable networks, and cannot adequately function over mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs). MANETs are highly variable, highly dynamic, unstable, and lacking in infrastructure, and pose additional challenges for resource virtualization. The Navy requires novel techniques for extending the benefits of resource virtualization to the challenges of MANETs. Infoscitex proposes opportunistic resource utilization networks (Oppnets). Oppnets are MANETs consisting of a seed network that temporarily recruits resources such as sensors, computers, lightweight clients, and networks. The Oppnets coordinate the capabilities and resources of diverse networks, sensors, and computational resources in a way that optimizes resource utilization across multiple hops.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew DeCarlo
Project Engineer
7818901338
adecarlo@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance and Con
7818901338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Contact: Barb Wygant
Contact Phone: 2692763802