Network Centric Interoperability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAH01-03-C-R096
Agency Tracking Number: A012-0367
Amount: $706,770.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 950, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
DUNS: 175339977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Klaus Schug
 Principal Investigator
 (970) 267-6422
Business Contact
 Susan Luck
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (301) 563-3007
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to develop communications software and provide proof of principal demonstrations of network I/O performance enhancing software and technology. The software only technology reduces data latency, increases processingefficiencies and improves bandwidth utilization which can be utilized to accommodate the overhead of Network Centric Interoperability (NCI) functionality and system upgrades to future and existing Air and/or Missile Defense (e.g., BM/C3I TAMD, MDA)systems. Test results of a software implementation of the technology on actual systems and networks demonstrate the possibility of a 500% increase in application level throughput of network data with complete interoperability with existing systems. Thegained system processing time can be used to provide increased network bandwidth and data throughput, and to accommodate the increased processing of system upgrades. The significant investment in existing AMCOM and MDA program computers, operatingsystems, communication protocols, network interface units and network technologies is preserved because the software only implementation of the technology requires no changes to existing system components. The interoperability of the final products, ahigh performance, bandwidth expanding JREAP, a IP/UDP/TCP library and CEES application, allow the application of the technology to existing systems, extending their life cycles by accommodating interoperability communications overhead. The anticipatedresult, an interoperable, able to be retrofitted, portable software library product that reduces data latency, increases processing efficiencies and improves bandwidth utilization by up to 500% will be very attractive to military and commercialcommunication systems, network components and applications. The final product would provide the necessary network I/O throughput and processing performance improvements needed for implementing all anticipated real-time Missile Defense systeminteroperability communications functions. The approach of applying the resulting software architecture and I/O, protocol library 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. Serverclass machines, network routers and network gateways could all make use of the technology for performance improvements. As a result, not only the multi-billion dollar Missile Defense industry, but also almost every other telecommunications, informationmanagement system, distributed simulation and application is a potential market for the product.

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