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Company Information:

Company Name:
Architecture Technology Corporation
Address:
9971 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-
Phone:
(952) 829-5864
URL:
EIN:
411403674
DUNS:
52062833
Number of Employees:
78
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $9,128,910.00 107
SBIR Phase II $27,601,782.00 44
STTR Phase I $218,743.00 3
STTR Phase II $496,986.00 1

Award List:

A New Protocol Architecture for Information Retrieval on Gigabit Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan
Abstract:
N/a

PARALLEL PROCESSING WITH CLUSTERED WORKSTATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$63,230.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S Ramanujan
Abstract:
N/a

PARALLEL PROCESSING WITH CLUSTERED WORKSTATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$297,748.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S Ramanujan
Abstract:
Nowadays, most organizations use workstations that are attached to a network to conduct their daily operations. the use of a cluster of these workstations as a parallel processing system can provide a very powerful computational capability at a very low cost. however, the major impediment to the… More

Reconfigurable Broadband ISDN Access Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,842.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney
Abstract:
As interest in the National Information Infrastructure continues to gain momentum, telephone, and cable-television service providers continue to work on ways for increasing data bandwidth into the home and office. The service providers' goal is to provide sufficient bandwidth to support both… More

Software Partitioning, Mapping and Performance Assessment for Distributed Multiprocessors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,508.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan
Abstract:
N/a

A New Protocol Architecture for Information Retrieval on Gigabit Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$369,280.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan
Abstract:
Emerging high-speed networking technologies have the potential to dramtically increase access to information in many fields such as education, defense, government information dissemination and health care. However, there are several technical issues that need to be addressed to harness this… More

Agent-Based Middleware for Model Neutral Data Representation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,260.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
John Budenske
Abstract:
The complexity of systems design has dramatically increased over the past decade. Developers are responding to the complexity by modeling such systems in order to further understand, characterize, or analyze their behavior. Any model-based application may actually utilize multiple models which… More

Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Parallel Computing Environmental for Real-Time Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,451.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan
Abstract:
The information processing tasks associated with defense application, such as Automated Target Recognition (ATR), have very diverse computational requirements that result in different needs for computing systems capabilities. A "heterogeneous" parallel computing environment provides a variety of… More

A NEW APPROACH FOR VIDEO MULTICAST ON WIDE AREA NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,451.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan , Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Defining a Standard Fourth Generation Language for Interface Specification and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,438.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Kreischer
Abstract:
N/a

Defining a Standard Fourth Generation Language for Interface Specification and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,776.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael T. Kreischer
Abstract:
Advances in system development technology have resulted in tools to support applications development, primarily for man-machine interface applications. This effort seeks to define a test tool and associated fourth generation language (4GL) to support the design, specification, and test of system… More

Object-Oriented Parallel Processing in Distributed Computing Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,670.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan
Abstract:
Modern distributed systems consisting of powerful workstations and high-speed interconnection networks represent an economical alternative to special-purpose supercomputers for solving a large number of computationally intensive military and civilian applications. However, the development of … More

Adaptive Management of Multimedia Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan
Abstract:
The Navy's C4I systems of tomorrow will contain networked multimedia applications to support functions used by decision makers and war fighters. A number of challenging problems must be addressed before such networked multimedia applications can be implemented in a cost-effective fashion. One of… More

Nomadic Routers for Rapidly Deployable Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,121.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan
Abstract:
A "rapidly deployable wireless network" is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a temporary local area network without the aid of any established infrastructure of centralized administration and without any user-initiated configuration actions. Examples of situations where such networks… More

Intelink Automatic Link Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,421.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Timothy E. Hartley
Abstract:
Although many tools have been developed to aid the conversion of pre-existing documents from proprietary work processor formats to HTML for access via the World Wide Web and related Intranet documentation access systems, such as the Intelligence Community's Intelink system, few tools exist to aid… More

SBIR Phase I: Intranet Validation and Verification Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,743.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney
Abstract:
N/a

Automatic LAN Problem Diagnosis and Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,302.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Jordan C. Bonney , R&D Engineer
Abstract:
50143-98-I Automatic LAN Problem Diagnosis and Repair--Architecture Technology Corporation, P.O. Box 24344, Minneapolis, MN 55424-0344; (612) 935-2035 Mr. Jordan C. Bonney, Principal Investigator Dr. Kenneth J. Thurber, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82532 Amount: $74,302 Existing… More

Agent-Based Planning Execution and Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,950.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr. John R. Budenski
Abstract:
Superior information over one's adversary allows control of the battlespace, and ultimately provides opportunities to tales advantage of me adversary's vulnerability. C4I planning is critical to shape and control the pace and phasing of battlespace engagements, and requires direct access to… More

High-Bandwidth GBS-Based Software Download System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,414.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney
Abstract:
Current methods of software deployment for shipboard computing assets are slow and exceedingly expensive. In the past, the lack of low-cost, global, high-bandwidth digital communications mandated the manual transportation of physical media to individual ships. With the emergence of the Global… More

Highly Tunable Transmission Control Protocol/Internet

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,509.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Science and Technology Literacy for Young Children through Adolescence

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,858.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Testability and Certification of Complex Software in Total Ship Computer Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,888.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney
Abstract:
N/a

Smart Active Networks for Mobile Wireless Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,437.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,059.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,270.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$734,154.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr John R Budenski
Abstract:
N/a

Secure, Compressed Multimedia Data over Variable Bit Rate, ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL) Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,576.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Siddharts Takkella
Abstract:
Not Available Missile defense systems rely heavily on plume signature recognition to help identify and neutralize hostile missiles. Unfortunately, plume signature modeling has proven to be extremely difficult, with modelers struggling to obtain good agreement between predictions and data. The… More

Testability and Certification of Complex Software in Total Ship Computer Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,841.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney
Abstract:
N/a

Smart Active Networks for Mobile Wireless Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$370,170.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan
Abstract:
N/a

MobileWeb: Software for Mobile Web/E-mail access over Commercial Satellite Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$301,030.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Ranga , R&D Director
Abstract:
Commercial satellite services provide a convenient mechanism for over-the-horizon communications among ships, aircraft, and on-shore information sources. The Coast Guard has identified the potential of maritime Web and messaging (e-mail) applications implemented over commercial satellite links to… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan, R&D Director
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ryan L. Hagelstrom, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,504.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Atiq Ahamad, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$66,712.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sid S. Takkella
Abstract:
N/a

Secure, Compressed Multimedia Data over Variable Bit Rate, ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL) Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$726,772.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Siddharta S. Takkella
Abstract:
N/a

MobileWeb: Software for Mobile Web/E-mail access over Commercial Satellite Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan
Abstract:
Commercial satellite services provide a convenient mechanism for over-the-horizon communications among ships, aircraft, and on-shore information sources. The Coast Guard has identified the potential of maritime Web and messaging (e-mail) applications implemented over commercial satellite links to… More

MobileWeb: Software for Mobile Web/E-mail access over Commercial Satellite Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$47,624.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Ranga S. Ramanujan
Abstract:
Commercial satellite services provide a convenient mechanism for over-the-horizon communications among ships, aircraft, and on-shore information sources. The Coast Guard has identified the potential of maritime Web and messaging (e-mail) applications implemented over commercial satellite links to… More

Wideband Radio Frequency Distribution System (RFDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$700,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR effort will build and demonstrate a full-scaleprototype of NADIA, a software-based automated network faultdiagnosis tool. NADIA will automatically perform real-timeanalysis of the operational data within shipboard networks topinpoint element failures when they occur. It will… More

Enhanced Hand-held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Landmine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$629,773.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sid Takkella, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The Army has identified the need for open standards based multimedia terminals that integrate voice, video and data to implement multimedia applications for battlefield environments. H.323 is expected to be one of the predominant terminal standards forimplementing such applications over the Army's… More

An Educational Agent-Based Standards Evaluator (EASE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,624.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
John Budenske
Abstract:
N/a

Ad Hoc Routing for Nanosatellite Constellation Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,216.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal suggests an approach to providing self-organizing network communications between the nodes comprising a nanosatellite constellation. Using the proposing firm's existing body of work on self-organizing ad hoc networks for 802.11 wireless LANsand miniaturized robotics platforms as a… More

The Librarian/Integrator Function: The Missing Element of a Product Line Architecture Integrated Development Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,742.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Todd Goehring, Sr. Software Engineer
Abstract:
Large, complex, software intensive weapons systems designed to operate on tomorrow's digital battlefields typically suffer from a lack of theoretical and technical infrastructure at the higher levels of abstraction. These systems are partitioned intosmaller physical components aligned along… More

Common Data Access Models and Services Using Datalets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,840.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jmaes Newhouse, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The Air Force needs to access a large variety of databases with varying data schemas and storage architectures from an equally large variety of applications. This presents a rewarding but challenging problem of enabling access to these databases via commondata access models and services. This… More

Adapting IP QoS Provisioning Techniques to Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,550.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Maher Kaddoura, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth of wireless communication technology. As a result, portable computing devices such as notebook computers and personal digital assistants have begun to take advantage of wireless technology, thus providingincreasing access to wireline multimedia… More

Determination of Distributed Modeling System Interoperability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,319.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal suggests an approach for determining interoperability between disparate distributed modeling and simulation software. The approach is based on the network-level analysis of the information sent between the constituent hosts of thedistributed simulation and modeling systems,… More

Distributed Object Test System (DOTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,739.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"The Phase I research and development performed by ArchitectureTechnology demonstrates the feasibility of building a debug-and-test system for distributed-object environments. During Phase Ithe ability to capture, decode, and playback method invocationson CORBA-compliant distributed objects was… More

Ad Hoc Routing for Nanostellite Constellation Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$727,191.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"The Air Force envisions the use of a cluster of cooperating satellites to enable cost-effective deployment of tomorrow's complex missions. This dynamic network environment requires the use of an ad hoc routing algorithm. Architecture Technology hasestablished the feasibility of the SARA algorithm… More

Common Data Access Models and Services Using Datalets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$733,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James A. Newhouse, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"Due to the large number and variety of data storage and access technologies, as well as the need for analysts and programmers to understand data schemas and how they relate to the application domain, development of data-intensive software is a laboriousoperation. This presents the challenging… More

Virtual Network Monitor (VNM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"US warfighting strategy envisions Army and Joint Interoperability focused on system-centric technology to support the information needed to sustain command and control. A key obstacle to interoperability is the development of systems from the uniqueperspective of each individual system. … More

WIRL: Wireless Integrated Routing Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,687.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"This proposal suggests a fault-tolerant communication that uses a wired primary network and a wireless backup network. The Wireless Integrated Routing Link, or WIRL, is independent of specific hardware and can be applied to a number of environments. WIRLprovides fault detection on the primary… More

An Integrated Publish and Subscribe Arrchitecture Test Harness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,594.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"What forms the foundation of the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) system is a Publish and Subscribe (P&S) architecture, which is composed of protocols, processes, and common core functions permitting participating application and organizations to shareand exchange mission-critical information in… More

Integrated Network Architecture for Information Dissemination to Mobile Subscibers (INAIM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,411.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sid Kudige, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"US warfighting strategy envisions the use of lighter, rapidly deployable, highly versatile forces that disperse widely into hostile territory. To ensure high mobility and flexibility of the forces, intelligence and tactical data must be exploited toprovide customized, mission specific information… More

PAHR: Power-aware Ad Hoc Routing for Microsensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,465.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"This proposal suggests an ad hoc routing algorithm that minimizes power consumption due to data transmission (and reception) of the individual nodes of a microsensor network. The PAHR algorithm borrows from the existing body of research intogeneral-purpose ad hoc routing algorithms as well as… More

Shipboard Wireless Management, Repair, and Tracking System (SWiM-RTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,273.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"This proposal presents a new method for tracking large numbers of assets with RFID tags using wireless-LAN technology. An innovative approach to dispersing RFID readers and wireless LAN nodes is presented, as is an approach to a fully-wireless LANinfrastructure. The end user of the proposed… More

Agent-based Active Networks for Automated Network Aware Services

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$115,774.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"To support today's warfighters critical decision making process at all echelons, battle command systems must deliver mission critical information to the right person at the right place and at the right time. Quality information must flow seamlessly acrossboth wired and wireless networks under… More

Intelligent Multi-Agent Hybrid Systems Control Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,424.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John R. Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
"Superior information over one's adversary allows control of the battlespace, and ultimately provides opportunities to take advantage of the adversary's vulnerability. C2 planning is critical to shape and control the pace and phasing of battlespaceengagements, and requires direct access to… More

A Framework for Software Reverse Engineering Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,577.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin S. Millikin, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
"Military software systems are vulnerable to Information Warfare attacks. If an enemy can gain knowledge of the software, then the software and the systems it runs on can be attacked, either directly or indirectly. One method the enemy may employ isreverse engineering, attempting to recover the… More

MobileWeb: Software for Mobile Web/E-Mail Access over Commercial Satellite Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$204,001.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Ranga Ramanujan, R&D Director
Abstract:
Not Available Commercial satellite services provide a convenient mechanism for over-the-horizon communications among ships, aircraft, and on-shore information sources. The Coast Guard had identified the potential of maritime Web and messaging (e-mail) applications implemented over commercial… More

Virtual Network Monitor (VNM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,877.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
Next-generation tactical radio networks will likely provide high-bandwidth, jam-resistant physical layers on top of which the Internet Protocol (IP) is run. However, one cannot deny the fact that legacy data links such as Link-16 will remain in theinventory for some time. Weapons systems such as… More

An Integrated Publish and Subscribe Architecture Test Harness (InPATH)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,054.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
A Publish and Subscribe (P&S) architecture forms the foundation of the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) system, which is composed of protocols, processes, and common core functions permitting participating applications and organizations to share andexchange mission-critical information in a timely… More

Distributed Robotic Intelligent Behaviors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John R. Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Recent military efforts have illustrated the difficulty for conventional weapons to find and defeat

Agent-based Active Networks for Automated Network Aware Services

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,707.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
To support today's warfighters critical decision making process at all echelons, battle command systems must deliver mission-critical information to the right person at the right place and at the right time. Quality information must flow seamlessly acrossboth wired and wireless networks under… More

Multiple-security Multimedia Collaboration Environment (MMCE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,445.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Sid S. Takkella, R&D Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA
RI Contact:
K. McKoskey
Abstract:
Traditionally, the security policy between multi-level and coalition activities was implemented by a combination of automated guards and proper human directives about what should be produced for dissemination and by the use of human downgraders formanually checking information flows. However, such… More

WIRL: Wireless Integrated Routing Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$563,068.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The WIRL (wireless integrated routing link) concept was successfully demonstrated during the Phase I effort. WIRL provides a wireless backup communications link for high-availability environments; WIRL automatically detects primary, wired-network failures,switches affected data flows to the… More

WIRL: Wireless Integrated Routing Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The WIRL (wireless integrated routing link) concept was successfully demonstrated during the Phase I effort. WIRL provides a wireless backup communications link for high-availability environments; WIRL automatically detects primary, wired-network failures,switches affected data flows to the… More

Intelligent Multi-Agent System for Coordinating Multiple FCS Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,645.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John R. Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Battlefields of the future will consist of highly mobile, light forces that are supported by intelligent software, autonomous systems, and robotic platforms. The Future Combat Systems (FCS) concept embraces the use of tele-operated, semi-autonomous, andautonomous systems that will be coordinated… More

SBIR Phase I:A Secure and Scalable QoS-aware Routing Algorithm for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,804.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Maher Kaddoura
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I will develop a novel, secure and scalable Quality of Service (QoS)-aware routing algorithm for ad hoc wireless networks. The algorithm utilizes several wireless routing optimization techniques and lightweight security mechanisms. This research… More

Scalable and Robust End-to-End Header Compression Techniques for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,774.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Wireless ad hoc networks are gaining increasing popularity because of their ease of deployment. They can be installed without the need of fixed infrastructure or centralized administration. In this type of networks, bandwidth is limited due to propertiesof the physical medium.By utilizing end-to-end… More

System Architecture for Efficient Location Specific Mobile Information Access for the Warfighter (SELMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,896.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sid Kudige, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
To address the mission critical information needs of mobile warfighters on the battlefield, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will design the components for a novel middleware service called System Architecture for Efficient Location specificMobile information Access for the warfighter… More

High Speed Timed Idiosyncratic Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,743.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Matthias H. Wollnick, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
High Speed Timed Idiosyncratic Signatures Such an idiosyncratic signature will allow a publisher of software to key the program to certain computers and make moving of such software very difficult. This technology has high applicability for publishers ofanti-piracy software as well as to ensure… More

Automatic Generation of Embedded Interpreters for Software Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,757.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Kevin S. Millikin, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
We begin with the observation that table interpretation, or embedded interpreters, is an effective technique for software reverse engineering protection. The scientific literature does not indicate any attempt to address the technical problems required toimplement table interpretation as a general… More

Distributed Robotic Intelligent Behaviors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,201.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Recent military efforts have illustrated the difficulty for conventional weapons to find and defeat "deep-targets" that are concealed, guarded, mobile, or even buried. Examples include underground hardened bunkers, cave/tunnel systems, and mobile SCUD launchers. Miniature robotics could be used to… More

Tornado: an Automatic Source-code Obfuscator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,781.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin S. Millikin, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
A malicious reverse engineering attack is an attempt by an adversary to learn information about the behavior and implementation of software from analysis of the binary executable code. One technique to counter the threat of reverse engineering attacks is to obfuscate the software. Obfuscation is… More

Intelligent Multi-Agent System for Coordinating Multiple FCS Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,494.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Battlefields of the future will consist of highly mobile, light forces that are supported by intelligent software, autonomous systems, and robotic platforms. The Future Combat Systems (FCS) concept embraces the coordination of multiple platforms and will require intelligent planning and scheduling… More

Multi-Mode Mobility for Micro-Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,572.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John R. Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Recent military efforts have illustrated the difficulty for conventional weapons to find and defeat "hard-targets" that are concealed, guarded, mobile, or even buried. Examples include underground hardened bunkers, cave/tunnel systems, and mobile SCUD launchers. Robotic micro-platforms could be… More

Multi-Agent System Inter-component Dependency Identification Tool (MAS-IDI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,292.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard M. Bailly, Sr. Systems Engineer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project will develop an innovative intelligent multi-agent architecture that provides a basic toolset for modeling dynamic, distributed, and adaptive resource allocation across information systems. In our approach intelligent agents are assigned to… More

Embedded TCP Agents for Near-Earth Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,878.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy J. Salo, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will design, model, implement, and demonstrate extensible, embedded agents that will continuously adapt the behavior of the Internet-standard Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to the unique requirements of near-Earth space communications. These embedded… More

WirlWind (WIReLess area INciDent network)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,924.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Problems with current radio based incident communications systems include: only VHF or UHF radio technology is used, limited number and range of frequencies, interagency cooperation hampered by incompatible frequencies and devices, terrain causes line-of-site and visibility problems for… More

Spatial Data Mining Toolkit for Generating Mission Specific Data Sets (MSDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sid Kudige, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The Army today must be prepared to embark on contingency and emergency operations with very little advance notice in distant parts of the world. In such an environment, the geospatial information requirements to support operations cannot be accurately or adequately specified until close to the… More

CompreX: An XML Compression Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$727,432.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Judt, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) has identified the need for a utility that will compress XML data prior to transmission over a network. This utility will address the recent proliferation of XML in military communication systems and the resulting data inflation associated… More

CompreX - XML Compression Utility

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$118,520.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jason Judt, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will design, develop, and demonstrate an application-independent XML compression/decompression service to be known as CompreX (pronounced "com - prex"). CompreX will efficiently compress and decompress XML documents and data, in"near real-time", allowing… More

Scalable and Robust Blockage Mitigation Techniques for On-the-Move Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Maher Kaddoura, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Satellite communications (SATCOM) are integral part of both military and civilian communication infrastructures. Applications are being developed that require satellite communications support for mobile satellite terminals. However, both urban and rural terrain present many obstacles that block… More

SIMON: Simulation and Modeling for SANs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,393.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Eric J. Dahlman, Sr. R&D Engineer
Research Institution:
University of Minnesota
RI Contact:
Sue Marshall
Abstract:
The use of Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) to provide ubiquitous access to information within the Department of Defense presents challenges in both the design and implementation of these systems. The need to provide information to the war-fighter in a timely manner while maintaining the… More

Uniform Abstract Syntax

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,571.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin S. Millikin, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The differences between the abstract syntax (as opposed to the concrete syntax) of programming languages are mostly issues of binding. Architecture Technology Corporation proposes an abstract syntax representation that represents binding explicitly and uniformly for programming languages. The… More

Bayesian Recovery-Assessment Algorithms for Shipboard Physical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation proposes the investigation and development of Bayesian recovery-assessment algorithms for shipboard physical systems.

WirlWind (WIReLess Wide Area INciDent Network)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$296,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Problems with current radio based incident communications systems include: only VHF or UHF radio technology is used, limited number and range of frequencies, interagency cooperation hampered by incompatible frequencies and devices, terrain causes line-of-site and visibility problems for… More

Constrained Automatic Anti-Tamper System (CAATS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,138.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Matthias H. Wollnik, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
As warfare becomes more technology bound there is a growing threat of misappropriation of software that could disable or hinder US military activities. Constrained Automatic Anti-Tamper System (CAATS) is a complete system of software and infrastructure to deploy the strongest and most advanced… More

Intrusion Tolerance and Survivability for Army Mobile Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$117,662.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The Army's CERDEC has identified the need for enhancements to network intrusion tolerance/survivability capabilities of systems currently being developed under the Tactical Wireless Network Assurance (TWNA) program. To address the needs of CERDEC, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) brings… More

STAMINA (Survivable Tactical Ad hoc Mobile Network Architectures)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$721,036.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The FCS (Future Combat Systems), WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical), and JTRS (Joint Tactical Radio System) programs have all identified the need for secure and survivable ad hoc wireless tactical networks to support the network centric battlefield environment of the future. To address… More

SIMON: Simulation and Modeling for SANs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Eric J. Dahlman, Computer Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA
RI Contact:
Sue Marshall
Abstract:
The use of Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) to provide ubiquitous access to information within the Department of Defense presents challenges in both the design and implementation of these systems. The need to provide information to the war-fighter in a timely manner while maintaining the… More

Denial-of-Service (DoS) Defenses for Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,590.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Sid Kudige, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The US Army has identified the need for intrusion-resistant and survivable ad hoc networks for tactical mobile environments. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) brings over 6 years of directly related technology development experience in the areas of ad hoc networks, intrusion tolerance, and… More

End-to-End QoS IP techniques for heterogeneous networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,472.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maher Kaddoura, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
A lot of work has been done to develop security and QoS techniques for IP networks. However, existing work doesn't provide a complete solution for addressing security and end-to-end QoS provisioning for multimedia flows traversing heterogeneous networks. Thus, there is a need for a system that can… More

AfterShock

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,425.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael D. Nahas, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corp. (ATC) proposes a reverse-engineering toolset named AfterShock. This toolset will use dynamic analysis and will build one work done for ATC's static reverse-engineering tool, Earthquake. AfterShock will use Valgrind, an open-source dynamic code modifying tool, to… More

Polymorphic Virtual Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,161.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Matthias H. Wollnik, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
We describe an approach to protect programs from differential analysis that is free of some of the drawbacks of traditional techniques. The approach does not rely on program analysis to determine applicability, so it can be uniformly applied to any program. Polymorphic variation in binary software… More

Lowest-Cost Attack Path (L-CAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,315.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael D. Nahas, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) proposes an attack model based on attack paths. An attack path is any sequence of steps in an attack tree that will lead to a successful attack. The model then computes the safety of the program as the minimum cost attack path, "the path of least… More

End-to-End QoS IP Techniques for Heterogeneous Networks (EQuIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,708.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
Heterogeneous networks are being utilized to provide the communication infrastructure needed to transport multimedia traffic and mission critical traffic. Currently, there does not exist a complete solution that enables the efficient utilization of heterogeneous environments in order to provide… More

Twister: An Anti-Tamper Meta-Protection Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,316.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Eric J. Dahlman, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
As warfare becomes more technology bound there is a growing threat of misappropriation of software that could disable or hinder US military activities. Twister provides a theoretically sound mechanism for combining anti-tamper technology in a manner that is resistant to both patching and analysis. … More

Network Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,134.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The ever increasing size and dynamics of networks like the GIG-NCES communications network, makes situational awareness, intrusion detection and network monitoring very difficult. Dynamic and evolving networks provide unique challenges because the location, number and addresses of the nodes in the… More

MANET Design Assistant Tool (MDAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Deborah K. Charan, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
To optimize the effective performance of a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) for a mission, i.e., its mission performance effectiveness (MPE), a network planner has to make a judicious selection of several network design parameters. This task is well beyond the capability of even a subject matter expert… More

Plug-and-Play Adaptor for Stateful Inspection Devices (PASID)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,572.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Clint M. Sanders, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The US Army has identified a need for a solution to correct problems that arise during the use of stateful inspection devices in asymmetrically routed networks. These stateful inspection devices, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, monitor communications sessions in order to provide… More

Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,837.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, ComputerScientist
Abstract:
The current, dominant approach to implementing secure boundary controls across networks relies on strict physical separation of networks. The approach of using trusted operating system platforms and automated guards has proven to be unworkable for multimedia applications and cost prohibitive for… More

Situational Awareness Visualization for Emergency Responder (SAVFER)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,504.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Ryan L. Hagelstrom, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Situational awareness is important in all activities that humans do for safety and efficiency reasons. Emergency personal situational awareness is currently limited by the inability to visualize and track the position of responders within a structure by commanders. Commanders are also restricted by… More

Distributed Secure Control of Real-time Networks (DISCRETE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,801.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) has identified the need for secure and dynamic management and control of real-time networks to empower war-fighting commanders in network centric personnel recovery and other combat operations. Current hub-centric network control systems limit the capability of the… More

Steganography for Tamper-Resistant Software (STARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,497.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Barry A. Trent, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The DoD has valuable and sensitive software which it must protect from use, exploitation, or attack by other countries or organizations. Anti-tamper technologies protect these assets by increasing the costs associated with extracting this information by enemy forces. A variety of techniques have… More

Agent based Viral Object Caching and Dissemination Overlay (AVOCADO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,212.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Improved dissemination of software, updates, messages, and data in tactical networks require new and adaptive systems to improve war fighter's decision making abilities, performance and systems readiness. Degradation of services across platforms needs to be avoided while reducing update times for… More

Medical Operations Simulator for Monitoring and Assessing the Readiness of Trainees (MOSMART)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,458.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Edward R. Mandy, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
Medical Support Operations personnel need specialized training to prepare for stressful operations. Often, though, these operations do not follow the scripted training and require contingency plans that are more dynamically robust. Thus, a training tool is necessary to allow the medical support… More

Sandtrap

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Ryan C. MArotz, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The Army has identified a need for a Cross Platform Digital Rights Management (CP-DRM) system that provides a data owner the ability to control the flow of sensitive digital information even after it has been released. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) proposes Sandtrap that allows… More

6-Synch

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,340.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Deborah K. Charan, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
This proposed SBIR effort will develop 6-Synch, a tool for monitoring NCW assets, based on agents that are "Network Health" aware, and act appropriately given the "Health" of their links. 6-Synch utilizes routing protocol derived network connectivity information for the placement of the agents. … More

Commodity Auxiliary Processors for Enhanced Software Tamper Protection (CAPESTAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,638.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Barry A. Trent, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
Software plays an ever-increasing role in modern weapons systems. The consequences of enemies capturing and reverse engineering the software in these systems pose a real risk for the DoD. Anti-tamper technologies protect these assets by increasing the costs associated with extraction of this… More

Logical Network Boundary Controller (LNBC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,791.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, ComputerScientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
The Department of Homeland Security and other government law enforcement agencies have identified the need for a technological capability for getting mission critical and time-sensitive information to people who need it in a secure and timely fashion. The traditional approach to implementing secure… More

Continuous and Coordinated Target Tracking and Engagement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,672.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John R. Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
In order to provide the best protection to our armed forces, and to our country, we need to know where our opponents are, and what they are doing. This includes tracking their movements over long periods of time, and across large areas such that multiple sensor and seeker systems would need to be… More

Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,299.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Barry A. Trent, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The inter-domain routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol), was designed for statically configured land-based networks which experience infrequent topology changes. BGP is remarkably successful in the stable "network-of-networks" environment it was designed for and is one of the fundamental… More

Enhancements for Lossy Optical Networks (EFLON)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan C. Bonney, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The US Navy has identified a need for optimized coding and protocols for free-space optical links. Such links provide the high bandwidth required by future service oriented networks in maritime and expeditionary environments. However, atmospheric turbulence and attenuation can have a deleterious… More

Multicast Security for Tactical Networks (MSEC-T)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,693.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The Army has identified the need for secure IPv6 multicast to support operational synchronization through efficient bandwidth utilization in low-bandwidth tactical network environments. The current group control and key distribution schemes do not perform well in networks with limited bandwidth,… More

Reliable Services for Continuity of Operations (ReSCO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,329.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
ATC will combine the fault tolerance and scalability of an Active Replication system with a dynamic Peer-to-Peer back-end to build a Reliable Services for Continuity of Operations (ReSCO) system. The ReSCO system will provide true dynamic automated application and service mobility while providing… More

Organically Assured Routing System (OARS) for the Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,828.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ryan C. Marotz, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified the need for an assured routing system for the Airborne Network (AN) that will protect the routing infrastructure from security attacks designed to disrupt the operation of the network. Subversion of the network routing function by attackers could be catastrophic for… More

An End-to-end Hybrid IntServ Signaling Platform for Airborne Networks (HISA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
Transporting multimedia information over multi-domain heterogeneous and dynamic networks has significant advantages in both the military and civilian arenas. . In order for these networks to be efficiently employed, there needs for methods that can guarantee a minimum level of Quality of Service… More

Plug-and-Play Adaptor for Stateful Inspection Devices (PASID)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,530.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Clint M. Sanders, R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The US Army has identified a need for a solution to correct problems that arise during the use of stateful inspection devices in asymmetrically routed networks. These stateful inspection devices, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, monitor communications sessions in order to provide… More

ADNS IPv6 Transition Architecture and Analysis (AITAA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,762.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
The Army has identified the need for a technological capability to provide security to IPv6 multicast in tactical environments, as it seeks to employ IPv6 multicast to ensure efficient use of bandwidth-constrained tactical networks. During Phase I of this SBIR, Architecture Technology Corporation… More

Organically Assured Routing System (OARS) for the Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$738,611.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ryan C. Marotz, Sr. Research Engineer
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified the need for an assured routing system for the Airborne Network (AN) that will protect the routing infrastructure from security attacks designed to disrupt the operation of the network. Subversion of the network routing function by attackers could be catastrophic for… More

Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions (BGP-MX)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,774.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The inter-domain routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) was designed for statically configured land-based networks, which experience infrequent topology changes. As a result, BGP performs poorly in airborne network environment, where the topology of the networks is constantly changing… More

Synapse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,507.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Marotz, Sr. R&D Engineer
Abstract:
The Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) is a software tool used to develop weapons-data load inputs and route plans prior to sortie execution; however, JMPS is notably lacking in real-time, multi-user collaboration features that allow pilots and other planners to better optimize mission plans. To… More

Carver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,422.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ryan L. Hagelstrom, Sr. Research Engineer
Abstract:
Carver is a software tool used to manage, monitor, visualize and data mine information in regards to tactical ad hoc networks. Carver performs real time querying and viewing of information about all or parts of a tactical ad hoc network. Carver employs agents distributed across the tactical ad hoc… More

Database Wiki with Interactive Query Integration (

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,725.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, Sr. Research Engineer
Abstract:
Warfighters need real-time intelligence information that supports their missions. However, this intelligence is not readily available from a single source. Intelligence data queries can give incomplete results when users are not sure how to "ask" in the best way, they cannot query for information… More

Multi-Robot Coordination and Pursuit System (MRCoPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$118,742.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John R. Budenske, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
The military is investigating the use of autonomous systems to support combat troops and reduce their exposure to dangerous situations. Many of the applicable missions require the coordination of multiple unmanned systems. This Phase I effort addresses the issue of coordinating multiple robots… More

Efficient Domain Name Server Protection Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,691.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is a distributed database that provides name resolution between domain names and IP addresses. The DNS Infrastructure is vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, which can result in catastrophic consequences for the both military and civilian users of the Internet.… More

PICS: Peer Integrity Checking System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Modern computer networks are vulnerable to an ever widening variety of attacks and exploits. These attacks degrade the performance of individual hosts and of the network as a whole. They lead directly to the loss of critical data, privacy and, of course, money. A key characteristic of these attacks… More

Multi-Robot Coordination and Pursuit System (MrCoPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,935.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Budenske, Staff Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
As autonomous systems are increasingly employed for combat support, many of the applicable missions require coordination of multiple unmanned systems. Robot-human teams present a number of communication, resource-allocation, task-coordination, and general-interaction challenges. Architecture… More

Synapse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,430.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Marotz, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will build Synapse, a"plug and play"software product that will augment the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) to close a critical capability gap identified by the Navy, i.e., the lack of a real-time, bandwidth-optimized collaboration… More

Integrative Communications Effects Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,454.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Computer Scientist
Abstract:
The proposed Integrative Communications Effects Environment (ICEE) is a gateway that allows the creation of a "mixed-mode" test environment where live, virtual, and constructive (simulated) nodes can exchange data with one another during realtime test execution. ICEE bridges the mixed-mode testing… More

Sandtrap

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,762.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Ryan C. Marotz, Sr. Research Engineer
Abstract:
In Phase I, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) designed Sandtrap software to allow sensitive information to be packaged into a distributable self-contained package. Sensitive data is protected using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The self-contained package uses the recipient machine's… More

Hybrid Autonomous Router for Tactical (HART) Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,861.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ben L. Burnett, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
The DoD has identified the need for airborne platforms from the various services to be integrated into the Global Information Grid (GIG). The current state of the practice for connecting airborne platforms to the GIG has four major limitations, i.e., (1) inability to adapt dynamically to topology… More

Province

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,816.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ryan C. Marotz, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
As the DoD continues to"drawdown"the number of active duty personnel, there are a limited number of network operators to examine network status data and configure the large number of network devices present in any theater of operation. However, the ever increasing complexity of missions… More

AutoConfig Router: Policy-based Auto-configuring Routers to Support Dynamically Forming Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The future Airborne Network (AN) will include airborne nodes on wide body platforms that will perform internet working between heterogeneous networks operating with various protocols and communication link technologies. These nodes will have the capabilities to form the backbone routing… More

New Intrusion-Resistant Virtualized Adaptive Network Architecture (NIRVANA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,728.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: With increased connectivity and integration with other DoD networks the threat of cyber attacks on space operations assets has become significant. Hence, the Air Force has identified a need to protect satellite operations centers (SOCs) from cyber attacks for mission assurance. … More

Context Aware Scalable Dynamic Network (CASDN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current air, ground and space networks are very dynamic with large-scale mobility needing human in-the-loop configuration to adapt to unforeseen situations. Humans and current automated systems cannot reconfigure consistently or fast enough. This leads to network performance not meeting… More

Multiple Interface Modeling and Simulation Application (MIMoSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,857.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Burnett, Sr. R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Combat systems consist of a diverse mix of sensors, weapons, control systems, and display subsystems operating in a federated fashion. Typically, subsystems maintain high fidelity synthetic simulations for their sensor level interfaces; however, simulations of control system and weapon system… More

Spatio-Temporal Analysis in GIS Environments (STAGE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,839.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Clint Sanders, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
The DoD has identified the need for the integration of state-of-the-art spatio-temporal statistical methods within existing Geographic Information System (GIS) packages to create an integrated toolbox. The SBIR topic description has outlined three major requirements for the GIS-integrated… More

Carver: Efficient Realtime MANET Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,836.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Hagelstrom, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
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… More

Integrative Communications Effects Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,590.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jordan Bonney, Architecture Technology C – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
The proposed Integrative Communications Effects Environment (ICEE) enables the creation of a"mixed-mode"test environment where live, virtual, and constructive nodes can exchange data with one another during realtime test execution. ICEE bridges the mixed-mode testing capability gap,… More

Data Encryption utilizing Access Policies (DEAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Marotz, R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Research Institution:
Arizona State University
RI Contact:
Avery Wright
Abstract:
The Navy and Marine Corps currently protect their Data-at-Rest (DAR) storage using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption technology. PKI protects data based on a single security key pair allowing only a single individual to decrypt the data; thus making it unsuitable for an environment where… More

Decision Assistance, Visualization, and Intuitive Natural Control Interface (DAVINCI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,910.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Mosher, R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) proposes the Decision Assistance, Visualization, and Intuitive Natural Control Interface (DAVINCI), a system that provides decision assistance through a multi-level topic-mapped knowledge base, abstract visualization of situational and metric data, and… More

Crypto-Partitioning Aware PEP for Tactical Networks (CAPTAIN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,627.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Deborah Charan, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The USAF has identified the need for a ciphertext-side (CT-side) proxy to enhance the performance of military applications operating over a crypto-partitioned GIG environment. Such a capability is needed because the plaintext-side (PT-side) performance enhancing proxy (PEP) approaches… More

Adaptive and Integrated Multicast for the Airborne Networks (AIM-AN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,992.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Secure and efficient IP multicast improves efficiency of bandwidth utilization in tactical networks such as the Airborne Networks and facilitates effective and timely dissemination of mission critical information among tactical edge users. In this SBIR effort, Architecture Technology… More

Social Network Data Convergence into Reliable Information for Emergencies (SCORE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,877.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ben Burnett, Sr. R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
To provide aide to the ever increasing occurrences of international crises the U.S. Navy needs situational awareness and intelligence to know how and where to respond. New ubiquitous cell phone and smartphone coverage around the world combined with existing internet sites, apps and social media… More

New Intrusion-Resistant Virtualized Adaptive Network Architecture (NIRVANA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,974.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Maher N. Kaddoura, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: With increased connectivity and integration with other DoD networks the threat of cyber attacks on space operations assets has become significant. Hence, the Air Force has identified a need to protect satellite operations centers (SOCs) from cyber attacks for mission assurance. … More

Context Aware Scalable Dynamic Network (CASDN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,392.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current air, ground and space networks are very dynamic with large-scale mobility needing human in-the-loop configuration to adapt to unforeseen situations. Humans and current automated systems cannot reconfigure consistently or fast enough. This leads to network performance not meeting… More

ADNS IPv6 Transition Architecture and Analysis (AITAA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$344,743.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Wu, Computer Scientist – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has identified the need for a technological capability to integrate legacy networking devices to support IPv6 routing architecture, as it seeks to transition the Automated Digital Networking System (ADNS) to IPv6. Leveraging the MSEC-T Phase II… More

Spatio-Temporal Analysis in GIS Environments (STAGE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$598,844.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Clint Sanders, Sr. Research Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will build the Spatio-Temporal Analysis in GIS Environments (STAGE) system, a GIS-integrated toolbox providing state-of-the-art spatio-temporal statistical methods within ArcGIS. The DoD has outlined three major requirements for the GIS-integrated… More

Hybrid Autonomous Router for Tactical (HART) Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,249.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin L. Burnett, Sr. R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Building upon the successful results of the Phase I SBIR effort, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will build a TRL 6 prototype of the Hybrid Autonomous Router for Tactical Networks (HART). HART will address the need identified by the DoD for an autonomous IP based network integration… More

Province

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,813.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ryan C. Marotz, Sr. R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
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… More

Cloud-Based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tim E. Hartley, R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) proposes the Cloud-based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR) system, a novel hardware and software solution to efficiently increase and manage shared compute resources located within an autonomous vehicle to run mission-specific software that… More

Dynamic Airborne Mission Communication System (DYNAMICS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Barry A. Trent, Sr. R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current Air Force mission planning systems require that users manually enter flight paths. For the emerging class of airborne communications platforms this is sub-optimal. The mission of these platforms is to extend communications ranges and enable enhanced (particularly IP-based)… More

Mission-Based Agile Network Traffic Reprioritization (MANTRA) System for Crypto-Partitioned Tactical Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Deborah K. Charan, R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: IP-based tactical networks which are being deployed increasingly must possess the capability to gracefully shed mission functions in accordance with the intent of the commander when network congestion occurs. Such congestion events are expected to be prevalent in tactical wireless… More

Smart Mission Planning Wizard: A Rethink Toward Automation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,378.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Marotz, R&D Engineer – (952) 829-5864
Abstract:
Mission planning is a labor and time intensive process. The complexity of the tasks and the amount of work involved require considerable training and proficiency. Such challenges represent a hurdle to mission planners especially when only minor last minute changes need to be made to a mission plan.… More
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