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NOC - Network-on-a-Chip for Hardware-based Accelerated Simulation of Ad Hoc…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78035
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-008-0026
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ACHRONIX SEMICONDUCTOR LLC
95 Brown Road Ithaca, NY 14850
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: NOC - Network-on-a-Chip for Hardware-based Accelerated Simulation of Ad Hoc Mobile Communications Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0129
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

Large scale Wireless ad hoc networks are growing in use in both military and commercial environments. In the military environment, the Future Combat Systems (FCS) initiative will rely upon the Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Communications Network (TMACN) for all communications between warfighters, manned and unmanned military equipment, and sensors. Simulation and performance estimation of the TMACN is of utmost importance to the design and eventual deployment of this mission-critical solution. The proposed innovation is a wireless MANET simulator consisting of a semiconductor-based highly-parallel multiprocessor asynchronous Network-on-a-Chip (NoC) and an associated software architecture to enable faster-than-realtime (FTR) simulation of ad hoc networks with many thousands of nodes. By leveraging an existing NoC prototype, built in 2005 by the PI and Cornell University in a 0.18ìm CMOS process, and the existing software environment, we will develop an architecture design for a scalable hardware architecture and an associated software environment to simulate large TMACNs. We will then perform a detailed scalability analysis and trade-off analysis to assist in the development of a software design and low cost highly parallel multiprocessor-based single-chip hardware platform for a 90nm prototype in Phase II that will support several hundred to several thousand node TMACNs.

Principal Investigator:

Clinton W. Kelly, IV
6073513668
clint@achronix.com

Business Contact:

John L. Holt
Chairman and Chief Executive Office
6078211751
john@achronix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACHRONIX SEMICONDUCTOR LLC
95 Brown Road Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 201600620
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CORNELL UNIV.
330 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Contact: Rajit Manohar
Contact Phone: (607) 592-4539
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university