Connectivity Technologies for the Warfighter Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-06-C-0093
Agency Tracking Number: F051-108-2367
Amount: $749,686.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-108
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
429 West Airline Highway Suite S, LaPlace, LA, 70068
DUNS: 057140477
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zeinab Sabri
 Senior Engineer
 (985) 652-1127
Business Contact
 Zeinab Sabri
Title: President & COO
Phone: (985) 652-1127
Research Institution
This SBIR project is aimed at development, design, prototyping, and demonstration of mobile ad hoc wireless networking (MAWNET) systems, energy efficient, reliable, low-latency and self-healing, networking amongst heterogeneous devices within the IP airborne network (IP-AN) using connectivity technologies for the warfighter. Emphasis will be placed on the special requirements of the IP-AN, including diversity of devices and links, high speed of movement, very low resident time in the network and the vast distances between nodes. Phase I addressed defining wireless networking architectures and initial designs that provide high bandwidth, energy efficient, communication links between disparate wireless networks; specifically the IP-AN; identifying the best two routing algorithms and projected throughput enhancement from their use; and modeling and simulating the performance of the routing algorithms for the IP-AN. The new protocol will support improved power management, better throughput for unicast and multicast communication (by utilizing multiple routes simultaneously), and better reliability. This leads to a preliminary design of prototype systems that enable energy efficient ad-hoc networking amongst heterogeneous devices in the IP-AN including at least one JTRS compliant device. The design will be completed in Phase II, wherein the prototype systems will be developed, and demonstrated.

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