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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$59,785.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0292
Award Id:
97804
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-004-0041
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 10-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
401 W. Grand, Gallatin, MO, 64640
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
838700573
Principal Investigator:
Roger Billings
Chairman and Chief Scientist
(660) 663-3000
billings@wband.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Billings
President
(660) 663-3000
billingsj@wband.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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