Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-10-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number: N093-225-0548
Amount: $97,074.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N093-225
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
Duns: 859244204
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Rajesh Krishnan
 Deputy Director, Networki
 (781) 933-5355
 rajesh.krishnan@ssci.com
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Email: contracts@ssci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN) is an integrated queue management and flow control mechanism that eliminates packet drops due to burst-induced congestion or due to disconnection in tactical wireless networks. CLCQMRTN controls TCP flow rates, works even with encrypted data packets (black core), and operates even if stable end-to-end paths are not available (disruption-tolerant networking). We propose a suite of innovative mechanisms that provide queue monitoring and overflow alerting, queue status dissemination, external buffer storage and retrieval, TCP “freezing” to operate over outages and extended storage delays, disruption-tolerant routing and alternate path routing. Our mechanisms are designed to fit within the secure IP-based Global Information Grid, and will help move future tactical networks for the Navy to an almost drop-free regime, resulting in a significantly enhanced user experience.

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