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INEXPENSIVE GIGABIT LAN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
13417
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13417
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optical Networks Inc
3450 Hillview Ave Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INEXPENSIVE GIGABIT LAN
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $253,873.00
 

Abstract:

THIS IS A PROPOSAL FOR AN INEXPENSIVE GIGABIT LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) WHICH AUGMENTS STANDARD LOW SPEED LOCAL AREA NETWORKS SUCH AS ETHERNET OF FDDI FOR GREATLY IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OVER DISTANCES ON THE ORDER OF 1 KM. THE GIGABIT LAN CONSISTS OF SIMPLE INTERFACES RUNNING AT DATA RATES IN THE VICINITY OF 100 MB/S, FIBER-OPTIC LINKS, A CROSSBAR SWITCHING MATRIX, AND A NETWORK CONTROLLER ATTACHED TO A LOW SPEED LAN. GIGABIT OVERALL THROUGHPUT IS ACHIEVED WITH LOW SPEED AND LOW COST INTERFACES BY USING PARALLEL DATA TRANSFER THROUGH THE SWITCH. THE NETWORK OPERATES IN A CIRCUIT SWITCHED MODE FOR THE TRANSFER OF LARGE FILES OR LONG MESSAGES BETWEEN SYSTEMS SUCH AS WORKSTATIONS, DISPLAYS, MASS STORAGE DEVICES, SPECIAL PURPOSE PROCESSORS, ETC. THE COST OF HARDWARE IS EXPECTED TO BE MUCH LESS THAN LARGE-SCALE INTEGRATED GIGABIT NETWORK NODES THAT ARE STILL YEARS AWAY. THE DESIGN EMPHASIZES LOW-COST, STANDARD, READILY AVAILABLE ELECTRONIC AND OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, AND EASE OF INTERFACE TO EXISTING SYSTEMS. IN THIS PHASE I SBIR STUDY, WE DEVELOP PROTOCOLS, OPERATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS, COMPLETE A HIGH LEVEL DESIGN, HARDWARE DESIGN AND SOFTWARE FUNCTIONAL DESIGN, ANALYZE THE PERFORMANCE AND SIMULATE THE NETWORK. PHASE II INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SMALL-SCALE PROTOTYPE SYSTEM, AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL AND INTERFACE ELECTRONICS AND SOFTWARE. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS CAN SHARE RESOURCES AND ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHEST PERFORMANCE WHEN PROCESSORS ARE INTERCONNECTED WITH THE LOW-COST GIGABIT NETWORK PROPOSED. THERE ARE EXTENSIVE MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS IN PARALLEL COMPUTING, SIGNAL PROCESSING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING: IMAGING RADAR; TRACKING; PATTERN RECOGNITION; AND SYSTEMS WITH DISTRIBUTED DATA GATHERING, PROCESSING AND STORAGE. KEY WORDS - HIGH SPEED NETWORKS, CROSSBAR NETWORKS, GIGABIT NETWORKS,

Principal Investigator:

Antonio Dias
4158529931

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optivision Inc.
744 San Antonio Rd - Ste 10 Palo Alto, CA 94303

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