Intelligent P2P Architecture for Performance Monitoring/Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,940.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-06-M-0160
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-053-0885
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-053
Small Business Information
DANIEL H. WAGNER, ASSOC., INC.
40 Lloyd Avenue Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
075485425
Principal Investigator
 W. Reynolds Monach
 Vice President
 (757) 727-7700
 reynolds@va.wagner.com
Business Contact
 W. Reynolds Monach
Title: Vice President
Phone: (757) 727-7700
Email: reynolds@va.wagner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR project will provide the US Navy with a detailed design of an intelligent architecture for automated monitoring and control of federated sensors. Building on recent advances in peer-to-peer (P2P), plug-and-play (PnP), and multi-agent systems (MAS) technologies, this architecture will enable the ever-growing network of Navy and Marine sensors (on unmanned vehicles, on unmanned stations, on deployed static and dynamic grids) to effectively and efficiently monitor itself to allow for automated and human-guided modifications based on operational context. The architecture will be designed to support a wide range of sensors/platforms/devices used in Navy, Marine, Joint, and Coalition network-centric operations (NCO), including such operations as Homeland Security and disaster relief efforts. The architecture will also be directly applicable to the emerging “pervasive Web”, which includes an increasingly large collection of network-aware devices. Such a fully automated Network Monitoring and Management System (NMMS) is particularly necessary at this time due to the Navy wide and Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) specific push for reduced manning, the imminent arrival of relatively large numbers of unmanned vehicles (UVs), and the near-future extensive use of distributed sensor fields.BENEFITS: This automated monitoring and control architecture will enable human end-users to focus on their mission oriented tasks, obtaining the benefits of increased information from network-aware sensors, without having to actively monitor and manage the performance of the network.

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