USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Fiber Optic Network Architecture…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
828 Davis Street, Suite 206 Evanston, IL -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Fiber Optic Network Architecture Analysis, Modeling, Optimization and Demonstration for Aerospace Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0214
Award Amount: $70,000.00


The proposed project will undertake the research, design, and development of key concepts, tools, and technologies for local-area optical networking, based on wave-division multiplexing, specifically targeted towards existing and emerging requirements for communication networks in advanced aerospace platforms. This project is proposed by a strong multidisciplinary team of industry and academic researchers, including subsystem and device experts from OptoNet Inc. and networking and systems experts from the University of Florida. In the first phase of this project (the focus of this proposal), the emphasis will be on the identification and integration of disparate requirements, the development and analysis of computer-based simulation models for candidate topologies and control methodologies, the determination of key metrics of performance, scalability, dependability, power, etc., and optionally the modeling and mapping of one or more legacy and emerging network protocols into the simulation environment. The results from this phase will lay the foundation for follow-on phases where candidate system and subsystem architectures will be developed and evaluated via advanced techniques in rapid virtual prototyping, network node requirements will be determined, and node and small-scale network prototypes will be constructed to demonstrate efficacy and properties of the approach in meeting the needs of advanced Navy aerospace systems.

Principal Investigator:

Jing Ma
Vice President

Business Contact:

Jing Ma
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

828 Davis Street, Suite 206 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 743092128
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Office of Engineering Research, 343 Weil Hall, Box 116550
Gainesville, FL 32611
Contact: Alexia Lewis
Contact Phone: (352) 392-9447
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university