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Coupling Collaboration to SOA Services and Decision Support for the Warfighter via Navy Wave

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0363
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-045-0495
Amount: $69,079.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T045
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
DUNS: 016442399
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Title: CEO
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Research Institution
 Virginia Tech
 Eli Tilevich
2202 Kraft Drive, Office 213
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States

 (540) 231-3475
 Nonprofit College or University

Collaboration between Navy warfighters at the Operational Level of War is essential. In the Navy today collaboration to achieve Commander’s Control Actions is done ashore and on large deck afloat platforms with video teleconferencing and voice over IP. But only those platforms have sufficient bandwidth, and even then available bandwidth drop during mission critical times. Meanwhile the only ubiquitous methods for situations with limited bandwidth are based on chat and file transfer. To create a superior method to build knowledge collaboratively among warfighters, we propose using Google Wave, which are distributed, collaborative documents allowing concurrent and low latency updates. We adapt the Google Wave code base to an ashore/afloat environment with disconnected, intermittent, and limited bandwidth communication. We will examine reducing lifecycle costs for collaborative tools by using Google’s application programming interfaces to remain compatible with commercial developments for Google Wave that can be exploited to increase the capabilities in the future. We explore systematic hardening of the Google code against vulnerabilities common to collaborative applications: network volatility, security exploits by attacking entities, and unexpected API evolution in the C2 service oriented architecture (SOA) services to which the solution may connect. We construct C2-specific Wave clients, gadgets, and robots.

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