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Compressed Internet Protocol (IP) Data Via Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Satellite Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-02-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0071
Amount: $749,403.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Suite 400 Technology Center 4th Floor 1001 Broad S
Utica, NY 13501
United States
DUNS: 621349406
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Card
 Principal Engineer
 (315) 793-0248
Business Contact
 David Schroeder
Title: President
Phone: (315) 793-0248
Research Institution

"Refine the characteristics of, and integrate a softwareimplementation of, an optimal protocol suite for reliable IP WANtransport over GEO satellites. The prototype Application TrafficController (ATC), integrating a caching controller, compressioncontroller, and prioritization and queuing controller, with anautomatic transport selector and enhanced transport protocols,will enable reliable multicast extension of IP WANs, over GEOSATCOM, despite long latency, low bandwidth, high error rate,channel variation, and severe operational constraints.Particularly, this integrated system will address EMCONoperations and extremely intermittent connectivity.BENEFITS: The communications environment of a submarine, with its EMCON constraints, crowded bandwidth, small antenna, mobility and infrequent brief connectivity, is worse than the worst case scenario currently envisaged by commercial developers. With theATC, the submarine force will gain a significant increase in efficiency and effectiveness of its satellite communications. The ability to handle EMCON and severely intermittent connectivity is a benefit that transfers to other naval assets, especiallythose involved in covert operations. Similar benefits will transfer to the deployed military and logistical assets of other military branches, as well as the non-military departments of the government, such as DoE and Customs. Commercially, wirelessnetwork operators are beginning to address th

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