Dynamic Ad-Hoc Network Communications Visualization and Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0074
Award Id:
77241
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-064-0928
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
John Berger
Analyst
(805) 968-6787
jberger@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and C
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop the Geospatial Analysis and Planning Support (GAPS) Toolbox plug-in for the visualization of dynamic ad-hoc network communications effects with relevant detail required for effective mission planning, timely mission support, and seamless interoperability. In particular, we will develop the graphical means to display potential areas of communications failures, or choke points, and potential routes to where unmanned radio relays may have the most gain. In the GAPS Toolbox, the communications modeling approach utilizes digital terrain elevation data (DTED), radio engineering parameters, network topology information, and high fidelity, communication link budget models. Node connectivity, data throughput, and network reach may be displayed, and relevant statistics may be output to log files. Building upon the foundation of our software solution, the final software will be able to interface real-time with a variety of existing radio networks, including Toyon's low-cost radio hardware, as well as Army Research Laboratory's unmanned ground vehicles and radios. Ultimately, Toyon will advance the toolbox to a deployable solution that is capable of accurate communication link analysis, verification, and modification with an easy-to-use graphical user interface.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government