Next Generation Distributed Simulation Technology -- Capability to Scale Up Networking of Simulations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N61339-01-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A002-0893
Amount: $69,084.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8484 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
DUNS: 175339977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Klaus Schug
 Chief Scientist
 (970) 282-8642
Business Contact
 Susan Luck
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (301) 563-3007
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to develop and provide a proof of principal demonstration of a distributed simulation technology capable of supporting a real-time 100,000 entity simulation between constructive (e.g., wargaming) or virtual (e.g.,man-in-the-loop) and live operational systems in the field. MiTech Inc. proposes to apply our Interoperable Network Communications Architecture (INCAPatPend), to the HLA RTI to improve the internal machine simulation application level throughput ofnetwork communicated data of simulator host computers by a minimum of 250%. Test results of a software implementation of INCA on actual systems and networks show almost two orders of magnitude increase in application level throughput of network datawithout sacrificing the significant investment in present and near term technologies. MiTech believes that the application of the tested and implemented INCA architecture and software library to existing DIS, HLA/RTI, etc., simulators, is the new approachthat will support increased amounts of network traffic and reduce real time response times to enable brigade and above size simulation exercises. The resulting RTI software product should be interoperable with all existing programs, computers andnetworks, require virtually no changes to existing systems and be installed in minutes to hours.The anticipated result of a high performance, interoperable, portable software only distributed simulation interface product will be very attractive to currentand future MiTech customers, particularly to DoD and FAA program offices. The approach of applying the INCA architecture to network communications for all types of network communications and distributed systems could lead to numerous products andcommercial endeavors. If added to applications as opposed to host computers, the architecture can be used to offer high performance versions of existing and future network communicating applications such as Internet World Wide Web (WWW) browsers. Ifadded to existing and future computer systems via linking to or integration with existing and future Operating Systems, all applications on these systems would see a tremendous performance improvement. Server class machines, network routers and networkgateways could all make use of the technology for performance improvements. As a result, not only the multi-billion dollar simulation industry but also almost every other telecommunications and information management system and application is a potentialmarket for commercialization of the product.

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