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Scalable Tactical Terrestrial Broadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Scalable Tactical Terrestrial Broadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-12-C-6537
Award Amount: $79,986.00


To address the U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF-C2 need for distributed mass data storage technologies on wireless networks, POC proposes to develop a new SCAlable Tactical TERrestrial BRoadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network (SCATTERBRAIN) technology. The proposed SCATTERBRAIN technology is based on an innovative combination of file partitioning, dual-layered error correction, linked list data structures, quasi-random partition distribution, and locally keyed encryption. SCATTERBRAIN essentially aggregates space in network-connected drives to form a massive virtual hard drive. The innovation in file system architecture offers a petabyte-scale, highly scalable storage solution that has no centralized elements and in turn no central points of failure. The novel error-correction approach eliminates the need to duplicate files across the network for redundancy purposes and subsequently minimizes both risk and wasted space. In Phase I, POC will define a suitable security architecture tailored to the MAGTF-C2 application space. We will identify all relevant certifications and compliance requirements, implement, and demonstrate a proof-of-concept SCATTERBRAIN prototype. In Phase II, we will enhance the feature set of this prototype and optimize and debug the Phase I software codes.

Principal Investigator:

Shean McMahon
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Photonic Systems Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No