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DHS22.1SBIR Topic 221-004_Mutualink Proposal no. 22-410

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT22C00000026
Agency Tracking Number: 22.1 DHS221-004-0017-I
Amount: $149,525.75
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS221-004
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-10-09
Small Business Information
1269 South Broad Street
Wallingford, CT 06492-1737
United States
DUNS: 013142071
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Boucher
 CTO, Principal Investigator, Sr. Subject Matter Expert
 (978) 846-7888
 jboucher@mutualink.net
Business Contact
 Dawn Odams
Title: Sr Director- Sales Operations
Phone: (866) 957-5465
Email: dodams@mutualink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Everything over IP and wide area cellular networks has not entirely solved the interoperability issues found in public safety communications. Prioritized public safety communicators are not able to connect with one another across major wireless carriers.We propose a systematic approach to identify an architecture and a set of standardized protocols forming a platform of interoperability. The purpose is to present a step towards standardization by defining an interoperable implementation of a cross-domain, extensible way of connecting the entire suite of public safety PTT devices as required, regardless of origination. The work consists of a development of a set of services and architecture considering existing commercialized systems, working group standards, public safety requirements, authentication, and overall security.
Our findings and results will be a synthesis of software development, partner discussions on infrastructure and capabilities, industry working group requirement roadmaps, and software development on protocols and architecture favoring standardization.Federal, state, local and tribal users of wide area network land mobile radio, mission critical push to talk services from wireless and broadband networks, and private corporate wireless providers represent the prioritized community requiring the interoperable services. Commercial wireless network carriers and private network owners are also prime candidates for core server and client services working across networks.

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