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Bandwidth Management System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-03-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1579
Amount: $68,719.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2693 Reliance Drive, Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
United States
DUNS: 799194279
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dean Knickerbocker
 Software Engineer
 (757) 468-5993
 dknick@sfa.com
Business Contact
 Shirley Place
Title: Director of Business Oper
Phone: (757) 468-5993
Email: saplace@sfa.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

SFA, Inc. proposes to perform innovative research into developing a software-based Bandwidth Management System (BMS) that will provide Naval communicators with an integrated capability to manage, monitor, and control multiple network devices across bothred (secure) and black (unsecure) enclaves. The application will be hosted on a Multi Level Security (MLS) workstation. This capability is necessary to abstract the complexity associated with managing new state-of-the-art network-centric devices thatwill be deployed by the Navy to improve bandwidth utilization and data throughput in support of the FORCEnet strategy. The anticipated benefits of SFA's proposed research into developing a software-based Bandwidth Management System (BMS) are as follows. It will allow the Navy to realize the benefits of new network-centric equipment while mitigating the complexity riskassociated with managing these devices. It will do so by abstracting much of the complexity associated with the equipment, thereby reducing the incremental training costs associated with deploying this new equipment. More importantly, this applicationwill allow the Navy to define and implement network-centric equipment interoperability rules and standards to realize an effective QoS implementation. This standardization will translate directly into improved bandwidth utilization, reduced time toimplement operational communications plans, and decreased support costs. All of these will offer significant benefits to SPAWAR as well as the operational Navy.

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