Homeland Defense FAA/DoD Data Link Connectivity

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-03-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1246
Amount: $67,788.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sensis Corp.
5793 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, NY, 13214
Duns: 151375359
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ernie Rockwood
 Vice President
 (315) 445-5064
 ernier@sensis.com
Business Contact
 Kim Wandersee
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (315) 445-5069
Email: kimw@sensis.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The success of combined Homeland Defense operations depends on the rapid exchange of information between all levels of military, civil, national and local authorities. The interoperability of dissimilar civil air traffic control and military defense assetsrequires a seamless command and control capability.A secure, real time networking capability between the FAA ground surveillance and control network and the DOD aircraft command infrastructure is needed to minimize the time required to prosecute airborne terrorist threats within CONUS and Alaska airspace.It must provide the capability for fused information to be securely presented to military aircraft, to civilian and military authorities and air traffic controllers.Our proposed network architecture provides seamless voice and data connectivity between widespread FAA and DOD ground or airborne command and control nodes by overlaying a Wide Area IP network on top of the FAA and DOD infrastructures. Access to the IPnetwork is accomplished by translating legacy messages and protocols into a uniform IP based message standard, converting analog voice into digital Voice-over-IP and merging voice and data IP packets. This effort supports the Core Avionics Master Plan's Cooperative Surveillance Roadmap and the time critical distribution of secure information needed for an effective Homeland Defense capability. Sensis Corp. sees a potential valuable and large market for our secure seamless

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