Modular, Rapid, Common Hardware-in-the-loop Framework Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0292
Agency Tracking Number: A101-004-0041
Amount: $59,785.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-004
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
401 W. Grand, Gallatin, MO, 64640
DUNS: 838700573
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Billings
 Chairman and Chief Scientist
 (660) 663-3000
Business Contact
 Joseph Billings
Title: President
Phone: (660) 663-3000
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a multi-node communication network with low latency for use in the hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) test environment. In the HWIL environment, multi-node connectivity latencies ideally would be at or near zero to prevent the masking of properties of equipment and protocols being tested. While ideal from a theoretical point of view, multi-node zero latency connectivity is not practical. As the performance of equipment and protocols being tested improves, the latency of connectivity begins to mask and, in some cases, even distort test results to the extent that meaningful scientific conclusions regarding the items being tested are difficult to achieve. WideBand Low Latency Networking (WLLN) is applicable to HWIL test environments. Port to port latency of less than 20 nanoseconds is achievable resulting in an order of magnitude improvement over state-of-the-art InfiniBand products. The Phase I technical objective of this project is research and develop a low latency, multi-node communication architecture based on the concept of WideBand Low Latency Networking technology.

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