Gigabit Mult-Media Network for Avionics Wind Tunnel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20256
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Systran Corp
4126 Linden Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45432
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. George J. Valentino
 (513) 252-5601
Business Contact
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Research Institution
SYSTRAN proposes, in Phase I, to assess the gigabit (i.e., video) communication needs of the WL/AAS Avionics Wind Tunnel (AWT) and formlate the top-level functional specifications and implementation plan required to (in Phase II) prototype, produce, and implement a WL/AA-wide Gigabit Multi-Media Network that responds to these requirements. We understand that WL/AAAS has real-time network requirements across several domains - data, voice, video, and RF. SYSTRAN is pleased that all SCRAMNet (Shared Common RAM Network) is being considered as the real-time network solution for the "data" domain. During the last seven years, SYSTRAN has successfully transferred the underlying technology used in SCRAMNet - Shared Memory Network (SMN) technology (developed by WL/AA) - into a successful commercial product. As part of our participation in, and contribution to, many SMN applications, SYSTRAN designers and engineers have become extremely knowledgeable about the entire family of network technologies. There are several emerging networking technologies. FFOL (FDDI Follow ON LAN), FC (Fibre Channel), SCI (Scalable Coherent Interface), and ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) are the leading technologies to date. Choosing the right network for the future is difficult because of the many options. SYSTRAN offers to WL/AAAS their experience in mapping the needs of the Lab against the best emerging network technologies. We believe that the use of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) switch technology provides the optimum solution to AWT gigabit video communication requirements, such as complex and sophisticated simulations including real-time intelligence in the cockpit. Our Phase I program will provide WL/AAAS with the best options and alternatives for gigabit network communications with the AWT (and throughout Bldg 620 and WPAFB, Area B).

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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