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Bio-Inspired Autonomic Airborne Infrastructure

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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EpiSys Science, Inc.
12234 Boulder View Dr. Poway, CA 92064-5339
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Bio-Inspired Autonomic Airborne Infrastructure
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0216
Award Amount: $99,974.00


We propose to develop a Bio-inspired Autonomic Airborne Infrastructure (BAAI) aimed at dynamically reconfiguring and redeploying the airborne infrastructure of predominantly/entirely unmanned airborne networking fabric in accordance with edge user demands for information push and pull. The proposed solution is based on the unique combination of hybrid medium access control protocol (HyMAC) supporting heterogeneous airborne nodes (some with omni-directional antenna only and others with directional antenna only), multi-channel routing and topology control algorithms (MCR-TC), and Digital Hormone Model (DHM) augmented with Criticality-Sensitive Control (CSC) with the goal of achieving rapid, fully autonomous adaptive deployment, redeployment, and reconfiguration of potentially thousands of airborne nodes under a broad range of tactical scenarios. This solution is founded upon extensive research and system development experiences from both National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DoD) funded projects in the areas of MANET with directional antenna and bio-inspired distributed control over the last decade.

Principal Investigator:

Bo Ryu
VP of Technology
(858) 805-5608

Business Contact:

Chang S. Chung
(310) 885-3303
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vu Tech Corp
275 W. Walnut St. Compton, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 270568883
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No