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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3526
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Province
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0195
Award Amount: $748,813.00


The DoD has identified the need for an autonomous network management system. An autonomous system would relieve the burden on the reduced number of network administrators. These network administrators are responsible for examining voluminous amounts of network management information gathered from multiple networks. Each network administrator must have expertise in all network and device types located on the DoD network to quickly identify and remediate problems. Given this, it is extremely difficult for network operators to provide real-time remediation of problems with the network. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will build the Province software prototype, a real-time autonomous distributed network management system. Province provides a bandwidth efficient method to collect and analyze network management data from multiple types of network and devices. Province"s distributed nodes enables network problem identification, recommended course of action, and real-time remediation. Each Province node gathers information from local devices for analysis. This information is filtered and shared with other Province nodes to determine network problems or inefficiencies. As problems are discovered, Province"s algorithms determine an optimal network configuration. The configuration updates are applied in real-time to provide mission assurance.

Principal Investigator:

Ryan C. Marotz
Sr. R&D Engineer
(952) 829-5864

Business Contact:

Kenneth J. Thurber
(952) 829-5864
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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