MeshXpress

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0079
Agency Tracking Number: F064-008-0066
Amount: $737,951.00
Phase: Phase II
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) 556-4816
 dpa@ECECS.UC.EDU
Business Contact
 Bill Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
 Deborah Galloway
 University Hall
Suite 530
Cincinnati, OH, 45221
 (513) 556-4816
 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. 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. Our Phase II research will build upon the highly successful results of Phase I, in which we designed and verified solutions that will enforce fairness in traffic flows, prevent security issues caused by selfish network nodes, and dynamically route traffic according to network parameters including channel bandwidth, congestion, and transmission latency. In conjunction with our university research partner, the University of Cincinnati, and commercialization partner, L-3 Communications Systems West, we are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meet the 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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