Network Planning and Real-time Automated Management System (NetPARAMS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-08-M-1039
Agency Tracking Number: N073-193-0111
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-193
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
550 Paiea Street, Suite #236, Honolulu, HI, 96819
DUNS: 176527471
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 John Smith
 Senior Software Engineer
 (808) 423-1900
 jsmith@referentia.com
Business Contact
 Nelson Kanemoto
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (808) 423-1900
Email: kane@referentia.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Mobile ad-hoc networking is a technology that offers great value to warfighters. It promises self-forming, self-healing distributed networking ideally suited to the constantly changing environments of the battlefield. However, the reality of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) has yet to come level with the promises. Military network planning does not yet enable planners to use MANETs as a connectivity extender, and to date MANETs are not reliable enough in either connectivity or throughput to reliably carry mission-critical information for the military. Given MANET’s mobile nature, it is necessary that MANETs evolve from self-forming to self-managed networks so as to help relieve planning requirements. The idea behind self-management is that MANET nodes collaborate to optimize their own routing and quality of service. In this effort, tools will be created to move MANETs close to self-managed networks and provide network monitoring and management that covers network from the wireline to the wireless. Algorithms will be generated and simulated to improve MANET connectivity and QoS. A planning tool will be created to help network planners use MANETs, and existing network management software will be modified to provide wireline and MANET monitoring and management.

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