Specialized Analysis, Modeling, and Optimization Tools for the Development of Innovative WDM Local Area Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0418
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-008-0576
Amount: $79,687.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T008
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
RSoft Design Group
400 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100, Ossining, NY, 10562-
DUNS: 621991322
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dwight Richards
 Assciate Professor, CSI
 (718) 982-3469
Business Contact
 Enrico Ghillino
Title: Director Optical Systems
Phone: (914) 923-2164
Email: enrico_ghillino@rsoftdesign.com
Research Institution
 College of Staten Island--CUNY
 Dwight Richards
 2800 Victory Blvd.
Department of Eng. Science
Staten Island, NY, 10314-
 (718) 982-3469
 Nonprofit college or university
We proposed to perform innovative research towards the developing of a simulation tool consisting of a comprehensive set of models and including modeling techniques that account for the complex interactions between optical network components in WDM LANs, such as those planned for aerospace platforms. To a large extent, the modeling effort will be guided by the ongoing work of the AS-3 WDM LAN working group, with experimental validation to be conducted later in Phase II through a testbed that is applicable to the development activities of the SAE AS-5659 industry standard open architecture. Specifically, Phase I will specify a technique to model optical return loss (ORL) in a system simulation tool, such as OptSim from RSoft Design Group; determine the nature of the complex interactions in WDM LANs resulting from the interplay of optical amplification, ORL, and transients due to amplifier gain dynamics and channel equalization in a multiwavelength network; specify a flexible set of OptSim simulation options and corresponding software configurations that allow the simulation technique to be based on either wavelength-domain simulation (WDS), full waveform (time-domain) simulation, or a combination of WDS and waveform simulation; specify requirements and software modules for a WDM LAN planning tool based on RSoft"s MetroWAND network planning tool; and specify key experiments to validate the modeling techniques during the Phase II effort.

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