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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
50380
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRS57-00-C-10035
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2003
Title: MobileWeb: Software for Mobile Web/E-Mail Access over Commercial Satellite Links
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRS57-00-C-10035
Award Amount: $204,001.00
 

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 satellite links to substantially increase the effectiveness of Coast Guard operations. However, there are two major impediments to the widespread deployment of this technology today, i.e., high operational costs and poor performance of the TCP/IP protocol over satellite links. The Phase I SBIR effort designed and innovative software solution, called MobiWeb, to address these problems. MobiWeb delivers the following benefits: 1. Savings in operating costs of up to 95% for Coast Guard Web applications implemented over commercial satellite services. 2. Pervasive connectivity between offshore and onshore networks enabling real-time messaging between mobile clients and fixed network resources, as well as between mobile clients. 3. Tunable TCP/IP stack that significantly speeds Web page accesses compared to existing TCP/IP implementations. 4. Full compatibility with existing Web servers and browsers. The Phase II effort will build a prototype of MobiWeb and demonstrate its capabilities for cost-effective and efficient implementation of satellite-based Web and e-mail applications for the Coast Guard.

Principal Investigator:

Ranga Ramanujan
R&D Director
6128295864

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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