Timing and Synchronization for Network Centric Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-04-P-0344
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0917
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-200
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
WW TECHNOLOGY GROUP
4519 Mustering Drum, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
868155110
Principal Investigator:
Chris Walter
Principle Investigator
(410) 418-4353
cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Business Contact:
Chris Walter
President
(410) 418-4353
cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase I project, we present an approach for high performance synchronization with fault tolerant capabilities suitable for large-scale network centric system architectures. Our approach addresses the significant challenges faced by a time service in a distributed system, particularly for heterogeneous assets. The technique creates a foundation by supplying methods for time synchronization into coherent groups (clusters). The cluster-based synchronization technique adapts well to the multi-level network scheme of a network-centric battlespace system. The cluster model is shown to a viable means of demonstration the utility, efficiency, and scalability of the approach. This approach leads to more efficient results than fully connected structures for (a) graph complexity reductions, (b) reduction in algorithmic overheads and (c) tightness of synchronization. The overall system of clusters can be synchronized to extremely tight margins (<10ns) that can be customized by adjusting the rate of synchronization messages between and across clusters.

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