Rural wireless network tower site location and optimization using web-based constrained optimization techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2009-00351
Amount: $79,690.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2187 Highway 34, Wheatland, WY, 82201
DUNS: 004806803
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Crile Carvey
 (307) 322-1823
Business Contact
 Crile Carvey
Title: President
Phone: (307) 322-1823
Research Institution
Increased telecommuting, innovations and inventions coming from small, often remotely located businesses and individuals, modern agricultural technologies, and the advanced data communication demands of emergency responders have accelerated the need for reliable Internet service in rural America. This project proposes to develop a viable, flexible, and affordable means to extend reliable internet service to rural Americans. Streamlining the optimal placement of antenna/radio clusters (factoring in data-dense constraints such as property ownership, radio capabilities, complex topography, backbone access points and build-out expense), into network plans of low-cost, fixed-site, wireless relay stations could pave the way for high data rate coverage to much of this underserved population. The solution proposed here will determine the feasibility of applying mathematical techniques (adapted from economics research) to topographical and property ownership data, within the context of a user-friendly web site, to suggest mathematically optimal network plans.

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