Bio-Inspired Autonomic Airborne Infrastructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0216
Agency Tracking Number: O103-AN5-1065
Amount: $99,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-AN5
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Vu Tech Corp
275 W. Walnut St., Compton, CA, -
DUNS: 831374751
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bo Ryu
 VP of Technology
 (858) 805-5608
Business Contact
 Chang Chung
Title: CEO
Phone: (310) 885-3303
Research Institution
We propose to develop a Bio-inspired Autonomic Airborne Infrastructure (BAAI) aimed at dynamically reconfiguring and redeploying the airborne infrastructure of predominantly/entirely unmanned airborne networking fabric in accordance with edge user demands for information push and pull. The proposed solution is based on the unique combination of hybrid medium access control protocol (HyMAC) supporting heterogeneous airborne nodes (some with omni-directional antenna only and others with directional antenna only), multi-channel routing and topology control algorithms (MCR-TC), and Digital Hormone Model (DHM) augmented with Criticality-Sensitive Control (CSC) with the goal of achieving rapid, fully autonomous adaptive deployment, redeployment, and reconfiguration of potentially thousands of airborne nodes under a broad range of tactical scenarios. This solution is founded upon extensive research and system development experiences from both National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DoD) funded projects in the areas of MANET with directional antenna and bio-inspired distributed control over the last decade.

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