Transponded Satellite Communications Ad-hoc Networking modem-embedded Router (T-SCANR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0134
Agency Tracking Number: N173-143-0026
Amount: $745,484.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N173-143
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-08-31
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nathan Bahr
 (952) 829-5864
 nbahr@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Knopik
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: lknopik@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Navy has identified the need for a software enhancement to the DSSS mode wideband anti-jam modem (WAM) to optimize network performance of the SATCOM link. Traditional networking approaches are incapable of providing mission-efficient and resilient operations at low information rates. To overcome this limitation of the state of the art, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) developed an innovative modem-embeddable software algorithm called Transponded Satellite Communications Ad-hoc Networking Optimizer (T-SCANR) and established its implementation feasibility through rapid prototyping and analysis. The key innovations underlying the T-SCANR approach are a novel, extremely efficient networking scheme that enables seamless interoperation of DSSS WAM with ADNS while minimizing routing overhead in the DSSS network, and an ad-hoc networking capability that enables robust on-demand link establishment for scalable and resilient operation of multiple simplex links over the DSSS network. As a modular software service, the T-SCANR software can be implemented to run within the DSSS WAM hardware, enabling fast deployment of a cost-effective solution for improved SATCOM resource utilization. In the proposed Phase II effort, ATCorp will implement a full prototype of T-SCANR to transition the technology to the field to provide efficient and robust networking for DSSS WAM.

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