Advanced WDM Fiber Optic Network Architecture Analysis, Modeling, Optimization and Demonstration for Aerospace Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$99,826.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0215
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-009-0399
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-T009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RSOFT DESIGN GROUP
200 Executive Boulevard, Ossining, NY, 10562
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621991322
Principal Investigator
 Brent Whitlock
 Director, Optical Systems Research
 (408) 586-9360
 brent@rsoftdesign.com
Business Contact
 Zhengyu Huang
Title: Vice President, Sales and Business
Phone: (914) 923-2164
Email: zhengyu@rsoftdesign.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BAR
 Daniel Blumenthal
 University of California, Eng. Science Bldg., Rm 2221F
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
 (805) 893-4168
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to perform innovative research towards the development of a new WDM fiber optic network architecture standard for aerospace platforms that will not just supplement current networks, but completely replace all legacy networks to maximize the benefits of fiber optic network technology and revolutionize networking in aerospace platforms. Our approach is to combine expertise in optical network architectures with rigorous multi-level hierarchical analysis, modeling, and optimization of candidate WDM fiber optic network architectures for aerospace platforms utilizing cutting-edge and innovative modeling and simulation tools. We propose to specify candidate network architectures that address the requirements for WDM networks in aerospace platforms, analyze and simulate them, and evaluate them based on a variety of metrics. We also propose to specify new modeling and simulation capabilities that may be required for aerospace platform-based WDM network design as determined through the course of our work.

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