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Specialized Analysis, Modeling, and Optimization Tools for the Development of…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / STTR
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400 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100 Ossining, NY 10562-
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Specialized Analysis, Modeling, and Optimization Tools for the Development of Innovative WDM Local Area Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0418
Award Amount: $79,687.00


We proposed to perform innovative research towards the developing of a simulation tool consisting of a comprehensive set of models and including modeling techniques that account for the complex interactions between optical network components in WDM LANs, such as those planned for aerospace platforms. To a large extent, the modeling effort will be guided by the ongoing work of the AS-3 WDM LAN working group, with experimental validation to be conducted later in Phase II through a testbed that is applicable to the development activities of the SAE AS-5659 industry standard open architecture. Specifically, Phase I will specify a technique to model optical return loss (ORL) in a system simulation tool, such as OptSim from RSoft Design Group; determine the nature of the complex interactions in WDM LANs resulting from the interplay of optical amplification, ORL, and transients due to amplifier gain dynamics and channel equalization in a multiwavelength network; specify a flexible set of OptSim simulation options and corresponding software configurations that allow the simulation technique to be based on either wavelength-domain simulation (WDS), full waveform (time-domain) simulation, or a combination of WDS and waveform simulation; specify requirements and software modules for a WDM LAN planning tool based on RSoft"s MetroWAND network planning tool; and specify key experiments to validate the modeling techniques during the Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

Dwight Richards
Assciate Professor, CSI
(718) 982-3469

Business Contact:

Enrico Ghillino
Director Optical Systems
(914) 923-2164
Small Business Information at Submission:

RSoft Design Group
400 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100 Ossining, NY 10562-

EIN/Tax ID: 134200292
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
College of Staten Island--CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd.
Department of Eng. Science
Staten Island, NY 10314-
Contact: Dwight Richards
Contact Phone: (718) 982-3469