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WiFi and Mobile Converged Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT21C00000037
Agency Tracking Number: 21.1-DHS211-002-0003-I
Amount: $149,999.94
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS211-002
Solicitation Number: DHS211
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-10
Small Business Information
21041 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501-1727
United States
DUNS: 080921977
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Storniolo
 Principal RF Engineer
 (310) 320-1827
Business Contact
 Selvy Utama
Title: Vice President, CFO, Finance
Phone: (310) 320-1827
Research Institution

To address the DHS's need for 5G and WiFi 6/6E coexistence for secure federal networks, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (Intellisense) proposes to develop a new WiFi and Mobile Converged Network (WAMCON) solution. The proposed solution is based on a new radio access network (RAN)-agnostic 5G core network, WiFi 6/6E radio access network for indoor fixed or nomadic use cases and 5G new radio unlicensed (NR-U) stand-alone radio access network for outdoor applications where mobility is required. The innovative WAMCON solution will offer a converged private wireless network supporting indoor and outdoor use cases. Optimal allocation of the private network resources, including spectral agility and handover decisions between WiFi and 5G NR-U radio access networks, will be based on quality of service (QoS) using reinforcement learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. Security features like wireless intrusion detection and prevention using deep learning algorithms will be explored. The 5G core network will provide unified WiFi and NR-U stand-alone network management and policy enforcement functions. In Phase I, Intellisense will demonstrate the feasibility of WAMCON by simulation and analysis. In Phase II, Intellisense plans to prototype WAMCON through virtual network components, commercial-of-the-shelf WiFi 6/6E radios, NR-U stand-alone radios and a small number of mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. The successful completion of this project at the end of Phase III will benefit the nation in both government and commercial sectors by improving WiFi 6/6E and 5G coexistence. Commercial applications for this technology include WiFi and mobile wireless converged private wireless networks.

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