Mission Assured Networking (MAN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0191
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0879
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-058
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Samms
 (757) 727-7700
Business Contact
 W. Monach
Title: Vice President
Phone: (757) 727-7700
Email: GovtMktg@pa.wagner.com
Research Institution
Daniel H. Wagner proposes to explore and develop the method and the mathematics by which information and networks can be dynamically evaluated to minimize the transmission or display of redundant, low-value data while assuring that high-value information and subsystems are available. To do this, we propose to develop a non-probabilistic measure of value that encompasses all possible aggregates of the data and the semantics of the information in the network. We also propose to develop measures of entropy and channel capacity based on this measure similar to those developed by Claude Shannon. What is unique to our approach are the developments of: 1) the axiomatic properties of such a value function that results in intervals for the data valuation rather than a single value, 2) an approach to assigning/determining the value function for a set of data that is easily modified, augmented and auditable and capable of including consensus, and 3) an update and capacity maximization scheme that is based upon a recognized measure of information.

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