MeshXpress

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,993.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-008-0066
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SYSTRAN FEDERAL CORP.
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210, Dayton, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
023956415
Principal Investigator:
Dharma Agrawal
Principal Investigator
(513) 556-4756
dpa@ECECS.UC.EDU
Business Contact:
Kenneth Baker
President and COO
(937) 429-9008
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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