Large-scale Airborne Connectivity Mesh Infrastructure Protocols

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-11-C-0161
Agency Tracking Number:
O103-AN5-1051
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-AN5
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Justin Yackoski
Research Scientist
(301) 294-4251
jyackoski@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Director, Contracts&Proposals
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), along with Boeing, proposes novel networking approaches and protocols which can achieve the vision of a large-scale, infrastructure-grade UAS network (UASNET). We propose to create an automatically-forming network structure in order to avoid the prohibitive complexity in managing fine-grained network optimizations over such a large unstructured network. Based on this structure, we propose a combined routing, directional antenna, and channel access design that offers significant scalability and performance advantages by creating highly efficient"path segments"through the network. We will use these proposed protocols evaluate general tradeoffs and challenges in large-scale wireless networks through the combination of our high-fidelity network emulation technology and our highly scalable Cybele agent infrastructure. These capabilities we be used to realistically evaluate proof of concept protocols in a network of one thousand nodes. The resulting insights will then be used to guide the further development of a set of networking protocols capable of operating in a real network.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government