Survivable Networks Based on Mobile Agents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAB07-02-C-P610
Award Id:
52774
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0691
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7519 Standish Place, Suite 200, Rockville, MD, 20855
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Leonard Haynes
President
(301) 222-0444
lhaynes@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Marc Toplin
Director of Contracts
(301) 222-0444
mtoplin@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Our Phase 1 results have shown the feasibility and potential benefits of using active networks hosting mobile agents to achieve efficient, flexible, survivable wireless communication networks. Our Phase 1 prototype software exploits mobile agentsinteracting using a contract net paradigm to maintain dynamic knowledge of network connectivity, to select near optimal routes, to automatically generate alternate routes when a previously good link fails, and to provide bandwidth reservation. Thesimulated system works well even when the simulated nodes are moving so as to cause continual change in network connectivity. We have also developed a high level agent-based simulation, which runs on any number of fully decentralized computers connectedby a local area network. This was made possible during the short time period of a Phase 1 SBIR because of IAI's work over the last seven years into the development of an infrastructure for software agent systems. This infrastructure is called Cybele andis described in more detail in the body of this proposal. A major benefit of using agents to implement the simulation is that the network specific agents such as the explorer, worm, and node agents can be almost directly ported to embedded radio hardwareto implement the actual system."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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