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HIGH-LEVEL PROTOCOL-ORIENTED NETWORK MONITORING

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5125
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ftp Software Inc.
33 Richdale Ave Cambridge, MA 02140
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HIGH-LEVEL PROTOCOL-ORIENTED NETWORK MONITORING
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $34,117.00
 

Abstract:

EXISTING LOCAL AREA NETWORK ANALYSIS EQUIPMENT IS GENERALLY ORIENTED TOWARDS LOW-LEVEL MONITORING, PRIMARILY FOR DATA INTEGRITY AND LOW-LEVEL OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AT THE PHYSICAL-LINK LEVEL. FURTHERMORE, A HARDWARE-ORIENTED DESIGN PHILOSOPHY IS EVIDENT IN MOST OFFERINGS, RESULTING INHIGH PER-UNIT COSTS. THIS EXPENSE, AND THE ARCANE KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO INTERPRET THE LOW-LEVEL DATA STREAM DISCOURAGES THEIR ROUTINE USE IN LAN INSTALLATION ANDMAINTENANCE. WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF A SOFTWARE-AND PROTOCOL-ORIENTED HIGH-LEVEL LAN MONITORING APPROACH, BASED ON A COMMON MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND COMMERCIAL LAN INTERFACE HARDWARE TO MINIMIZE PER-UNIT COSTS WHILE PROVIDING SIMPLE USER-EXTENSIBILITY. OUR INTENT IS TO ATTEMPT TO AID THE ANALYSIS AND MAINTENANCE OF HIGH-LEVEL PROTOCOLS, NETWORK ADDRESSING, GATEWAY BEHAVIOR AND ROUTING. OUR INITIAL EMPHASIS WILL BE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S TCP/IP PROTOCOL FAMILY, BUT THE UNDERLYING STRUCTURE WILL BE EXTENSIBLE TO ANY PROTOCOLS USING STANDARD TRANSMISSION MEDIA AND ENCAPSULATION.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

John L. Romkey
Investigator
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ftp Software Inc.
33 Richdale Ave Cambridge, MA 02140

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