NETWORK PROTOCOLS FOR UHF MULTIUSER TRAFFIC

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,606.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10088
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Qualcomm Inc
10555 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Edward G Tiedemann Jr
(619) 587-1121
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
QUALCOMM, INC. PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A NETWORK PROTOCOL FOR THE NAVY UHF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WHICH WILL SUPPORT THE WIDE VARIETY OF CURRENT AND ANTICIPATED NAVAL UHF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS NEEDS AND WILL BE DESIGNED SO THAT FUTURE, CURRENTLY UNANTICIPATED, NEEDS CAN BE MET. THE TRAFFIC ROUTING WILL BE ABLE TO BE EITHER POINT-TO-POINT, MULTICASE, OR BROADCAST; THE TRAFFIC FORMAT CAN BE IN EITHER A STREAM OR A BLOCK FORMAT. THE PROTOCOL WILL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND FLOW CONTROL. THE NETWORK RESOURCES WILL BE POOLED AND CONTROLLED BY VARIOUS LEADER TERMINALS WHICH FORM THE NODES OF A HIERARCHICAL TREE. EACH LEADER TERMINAL WILL HAVE SOME RESOURCES THAT IT CAN DIRECTLY ALLOCATE AND, THROUGH COOPERATION WITH OTHER LEADERS, ADJUST RESOURCE ALLOCATION THROUGHOUT THE NETWORK. THE RESOURCE ALLOCATION PROCESS WILL BE DESIGNED TO BE DYNAMIC AND WILL ALLOCATE RESOURCES ON A MESSAGE BY MESSAGE BASIS. SINCE LEADERS PARTIALLY CENTRALIZE THE DATABASE AND SINCE MANY TERMINALS IN THE NETWORK CAN BECOME LEADERS, THIS PROTOCOL WILL NOT HAVE THE DATABASE CONSISTENCY PROBLEMS OF A DISTRIBUTED PROTOCOL, NOR WILL IT HAVE THE SINGLE POINT VUNERABILITY OF A CENTRALIZED PROTOCOL.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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