Agnostic Wireless Communications Waveform Gateway

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0335
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-037-0506
Amount: $69,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T037
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Houman Ghajari
 Project Manager
 (858) 272-8800
 houman@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Kamran Mahbobi
Title: Managing Director
Phone: (201) 242-9800
Email: kmahbobi@maxentric.com
Research Institution
 Cooper Union
 Carl Sable
 51 Astor Place
New York, NY, 10003
 (212) 353-4336
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Each tactical radio uses a particular waveform which inhibits it from freely communicating with a radio on another network. This necessitates a flexible communication gateway that supports interoperability and can automatically translate among a set of waveforms to transfer information across networks. Typically, gateways only support a pair of protocols or waveforms and the translation between the two are hardcoded; this prohibits a gateway designed for use across one pair of networks to be used in another pair. Hence, a gateway that is not hardcoded for translation and can support a multitude of protocols and waveforms would save a considerable amount of money for the military as the gateway can be reused for operation across a wide spectrum of networks. In response to the need for a flexible gateway, Maxentric and The Cooper Union have partnered to propose an extensible software framework that can generate a communications gateway to translate information across different networks. The technology is codenamed the Cognitive Communications Gateway Engine (CCGE). Rockwell Collins, a prime military contractor, is also a member of the team.

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