Dynamically Sensing and Adapting Wireless Network

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,148,590.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-05-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-105-1368
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-105
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Richard Cagley
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
rcagley@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcy Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Policies regarding spectrum management have traditionally been driven by ease of implementation and a need to cater to the lowest level technology denominator. With the rapid growth of wireless communication systems, exponential in certain markets, management policies emphasizing efficient use of spectrum will become increasingly appealing. Additionally, technology will need to be developed to support these new policies. In this Phase II proposal, Toyon will discuss a proposed technical effort targeted to extending the operational capability of wireless systems through spectrum profiling and dynamic channel allocation (DCA) for interference avoidance. In particular, we will concentrate on the demand-assigned multiple-access (DAMA) satellite communications (SATCOM) system as a target platform. Additionally, we will discuss more general ad hoc communications systems that may coexist in a complementary manner. Toyon proposes to address technical issues related to deployment of control layers developed through our Phase I effort. Elements required for this goal include modeling and simulation as well as development of prototype hardware (antenna, transceiver, and terminal design). Looking towards the future of increased deployment of wireless systems, this Phase II effort will provide technology that will enable future systems to more efficiently exploit our limited natural resource of spectrum.

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