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Named Data Networking (NDN) for Performance Enhancement in Secured Satellite Communication Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-21-C-0554
Agency Tracking Number: F182-079-0359
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-079
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-04-15
Small Business Information
20271 Goldenrod Lane Suite 2066
Germantown, MD 20876-0000
United States
DUNS: 967349668
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xin Tian
 Director, Communication and Networking
 (301) 515-7261
Business Contact
 Yingli Wu
Phone: (949) 596-0057
Research Institution

In this proposal, Intelligent Fusion Technology proposes to investigate the use of Named Data Networking (NDN) in SATCOM network and Delay (Disruption) Tolerant Networking (DTN) scenarios. NDN is a new networking architecture. Unlike conventional TCP/IP based networking that is connection centric, NDN is data centeric and focuses on distribution of data content. The same named data packet cached in the network can be shared by many users, which greatly reduces network traffic loads. NDN also facilitates the use of opportuninistic network connections. Named data packets can be cached in communciation networks and be forwarded when network connection becomes available. It also has built-in security to each named data packet that ensures the data content is from an authentic source and can be accessed only by authorized users. These features make NDN suit the very well secured communciation needs in SATCOM networks where connection delay is relatively large and connections may be interrupted. In this project, a network environment emulation testbed will be developed for realistic emulation of various SATCOM network environments. The use of NDN in several SATCOM networking scenarios of interest will be investigated, which involves the optimization and customization of NDN according to network environments and application needs.

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