An Extensible QoS Framework for Secure Tactical Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-05-C-0151
Agency Tracking Number: F051-087-0062
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-087
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
322 Warwick Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55105
DUNS: 014776954
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Salo
 (651) 698-9110
Business Contact
 Timothy Salo
Title: President
Phone: (651) 698-9110
Research Institution
Salo IT Solutions, Inc. (SaloITS) will investigate, design, document, model, prototype and demonstrate an extensible architectural framework, protocol enhancements and other technologies that will provide scalable, fine-grained, quality-of-service (QoS) assurances in secure IP networks. The Extensible QoS Framework for Secure Tactical Networks ("the Secure QoS Framework") will be particularly beneficial in networks that experience congestion as a result of bandwidth-constrained links or rapid changes in topology or traffic flows, or that employ security measures such as the IP security protocols. The Secure QoS Framework will enable content-aware QoS assurances that will, for example, ensure geographically localized priority for location-specific, time-critical or survival-critical, situational-awareness information. The Framework will also support the development of highly efficient publish/subscribe dissemination systems that will minimize the unnecessary or redundant forwarding of messages that are not desired by any downstream subscribers.

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