Agnostic Wireless Communications Waveform Gateway

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-037-0506
Amount: $746,480.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T037
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mohammed Billoo
 Research Engineer
 (201) 242-9800
 mbilloo@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
 Cooper Union
 Carl Sable
 41 Cooper Square
New York, NY, 10003-
 (212) 353-4336
 Nonprofit college or university
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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