Connectivity Technologies for Airborne Networks Using Smart Radio

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,917.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8750-06-C-0092
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-108-1441
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-108
Small Business Information
SCA TECHNICA, INC.
17 Port Chester Drive, Nashua, NH, 03061
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
113774710
Principal Investigator
 David Murotake
 President
 (603) 321-6536
 dmurotak@scatechnica.com
Business Contact
 David Murotake
Title: President
Phone: (603) 889-4568
Email: dmurotak@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DoD airborne networks require increased bandwidth to wirelessly connected users, and is deploying a family of software-defined radios (SDR) and networks called Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), based on Software Communications Architecture (SCA). JTRS waveforms can allow internetworking gateway layers that integrate multiple, incompatible radio devices and networks. JTRS waveforms such as Airborne Networking Waveform (ANW) often employ MANET techniques, and employ re-usable modular waveform components, such as routing algorithms, which can be replaced with improved versions developed under this SBIR. In Phase I we conducted requirements analysis, defined airborne networking testbed architectures and identified location-aware algorithms for minimum-energy routing and Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) for further development in Phase II. In Phase II we continue to develop high bandwidth, energy efficient Airborne Network communication links. We leverage our SCA compatible “Smart Radio” prototype developed under an SBIR AF03-098 Phase II, as well as complementary MANET research conducted under a NIST Phase I SBIR, embedding our new algorithms as components of our SCA waveform stack. We are teamed with General Dynamics C4 Systems and Virginia Tech to develop a flight testable functional prototype. Our High Assurance Wireless Computing System (HAWCS) architecture addresses issues raised in JTRS CP295 “Exposed Black Side”.

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