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6-Synch

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82333
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-349-0671
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: 6-Synch
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9302-07-M-0002
Award Amount: $99,340.00
 

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. Intelligent agents will be dynamically and optimally placed in the network based on the current network topology. A minimal set of agents will provide complete reporting to the upper levels of managers. Managers will spread the collection analysis and consolidation task around to the entire system, so that any one node only handles local and/or child information. 6-Synch combines intermediate level controllers placed to gather information, and master controllers to combine information. The controllers would be used to look at data flow and to alert users to bottlenecks and other network problems. Controllers would not know the exact location of the other agents and/or mid-level controllers, but will use intelligent algorithms to gather data at all levels. The agents will be bandwidth aware, and will be self-limiting as far as reporting status and information up the hierarchy. Synchronization of nodes will be done by placing GPS receivers at key locations.

Principal Investigator:

Deborah K. Charan
Computer Scientist
9528295864
dcharan@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth J. Thurber
President
9528295864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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