MeshXpress

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$737,951.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0079
Award Id:
83293
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-008-0066
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210, Dayton, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
023956415
Principal Investigator:
DharmaAgrawal
Principal Investigator
(513) 556-4816
dpa@ECECS.UC.EDU
Business Contact:
BillThompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institute:
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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