MeshXpress

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: F064-008-0066
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210, Dayton, OH, 45431
DUNS: 023956415
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dharma Agrawal
 Principal Investigator
 (513) 556-4756
 dpa@ECECS.UC.EDU
Business Contact
 Kenneth Baker
Title: President and COO
Phone: (937) 429-9008
Email: kbaker@systranfederal.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
 Barb Kuertz
 3130 Highland Avenue
Cincinnati, OH, 45219-2374
 (513) 556-1470
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this research is to improve the effectiveness of scalable wireless mesh networks in bulk data transfers and multimedia streaming. Several studies have shown that the performance of 802.11-based mesh networks degrades rapidly as the number of hops increases. Mesh networks based on newer technologies, such as WiMAX, could alleviate these problems by using innovative protocols which we propose to develop. Wireless mesh networks are vulnerable to security attacks. Current security approaches may be effective to a particular threat in a specific protocol layer, but lack a comprehensive mechanism needed to prevent counter attacks in a different protocol layer. This research will also address this security weakness. SFC has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. In conjunction with our university research partner, the University of Cincinnati, we are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the demanding requirements listed in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we plan to have a pre-production version of our product ready for immediate deployment in selected applications.

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