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Airborne Directional Mesh Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0817
Agency Tracking Number: N192-070-0479
Amount: $139,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-070
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-23
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Victor Arellano
 Senior Staff Systems Engineer
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

To address the Navy’s need for manned-unmanned directional mesh enhanced tactical airborne networks, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop an Airborne Directional Mesh Network (ADINET) system, based on a new design that utilizes a unique integration of routing algorithms, cross-layer framework, and hybrid digital/analog beamforming technology. Specifically, the innovation in the optimization of spectrum allocation, cross-layer routing, transmit power management, the real-time reconfigurable radio framework, analog beamforming, and digital precoding will enable ADINET to form manned-unmanned directional ad-hoc mesh networks that are self-healing, self-reconfigurable, and backwards compatible with legacy networks like the Common Data Link (CDL) and Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL). Therefore, this system offers the capability to exchange video, metadata, and voice throughout the network. ADINET directly addresses the acquisition program requirements to provide a long-range, survivable, digital interoperability network bridge, and communications relay and data management capabilities. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of ADINET by developing conceptual approaches to manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) directional mesh networking, and identify the preferred approach through modeling, simulation, and analysis. In Phase II, POC plans to mature ADINET into a readily usable system at technology readiness level (TRL)-5 and to prepare for integration into the Navy’s tactical systems.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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