Innovative Approaches to Resource Virtualization over Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0442
Award Id:
95067
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-006-0032
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T006
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
AndrewDeCarlo
Project Engineer
(781) 890-1338
adecarlo@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
StephenMattox
Director, Finance and Con
(781) 890-1338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institute:
Western Michigan University
Barb Wygant
1903 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI, 49008
(269) 276-3802

Abstract
Resource virtualization concepts are in heavy commercial use for optimizing the performance of distributed applications. Resource virtualization allows resources to be allocated and adapted on-the-fly, and enables a wide range of distributed computing, networking, and sensing applications. However, resource virtualization has traditionally been developed for fixed, stable networks, and cannot adequately function over mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs). MANETs are highly variable, highly dynamic, unstable, and lacking in infrastructure, and pose additional challenges for resource virtualization. The Navy requires novel techniques for extending the benefits of resource virtualization to the challenges of MANETs. Infoscitex proposes opportunistic resource utilization networks (Oppnets). Oppnets are MANETs consisting of a seed network that temporarily recruits resources such as sensors, computers, lightweight clients, and networks. The Oppnets coordinate the capabilities and resources of diverse networks, sensors, and computational resources in a way that optimizes resource utilization across multiple hops.

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