Agnostic Wireless Communications Waveform Gateway

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$746,480.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-11-C-0092
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-037-0506
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T037
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145051095
Principal Investigator:
MohammedBilloo
Research Engineer
(201) 242-9800
mbilloo@maxentric.com
Business Contact:
HoumanGhajari
Director
(858) 272-8800
houman@maxentric.com
Research Institute:
Cooper Union
Carl Sable
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY, 10003-
(212) 353-4336

Abstract
Each tactical radio uses a particular waveform that inhibits it from freely communicating with a radio on another network. There is a need for a flexible communication gateway that supports interoperability, and can automatically translate among a set of waveforms to transfer information across networks. In response to the need for a flexible gateway, MaXentric and The Cooper Union have partnered to propose an extensible software framework that can generate a communications gateway to translate information across different networks. Phase I resulted in two major contributions for further research and development. First, a system concept for a rule-based wireless communications gateway was created that translates information based on a certain set of semantics. Second, a proof-of-concept software engine was produced that can configure a gateway for translation at the physical and data link layers. In Phase II, the team plans to integrate the gateway engine with a sophisticated, wide band RF receiver and transmitter for a complete prototype. This will involve using the XG Sensor, a sophisticated, extensively tested, and inexpensive wideband receiver produced by Rockwell Collins.

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