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Carver: Efficient Realtime MANET Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4264
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-040
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9977 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Carver: Efficient Realtime MANET Management
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0029
Award Amount: $728,836.00
 

Abstract:

There is currently no commercial-off-the-shelf network-management tool optimized for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). As a result, MANET administrators are forced to use wired-network management tools that perform badly in the MANET environment. Carver is a MANET management tool comprised of distributed data-collection agents and one or more visualization stations. The data-collection agents logically carve the larger MANET into a set of neighborhoods where local management data is aggregated and subsequently forwarded to the visualization station. Armed with MANET situational awareness provided by Carver, network administrators can make informed decisions about node repositioning and reallocation in order to increase MANET fault tolerance, throughput, and quality of service. The Phase II objective is to implement a TRL 6 prototype of the Carver software that reduces MANET-wide management overhead (in terms of transmitted packets) by 40% of that required for a traditional wired-network management approach.

Principal Investigator:

Ryan Hagelstrom
Sr. Research Engineer
(952) 829-5864
rhagelstrom@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth Thurber
President
(952) 829-5864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Architecture Technology Corporation
9977 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No