Mission Assured Networking (MAN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0879
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-058
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, -
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Samms
 Associate
 (757) 727-7700
 richard@va.wagner.com
Business Contact
 W. Monach
Title: Vice President
Phone: (757) 727-7700
Email: GovtMktg@pa.wagner.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Daniel H. Wagner proposes to develop further the methods and the mathematics by which information and networks are dynamically evaluated to minimize the transmission or display of redundant, low-value data while assuring that high-value information, and subsystems are available. We propose the continued development of our non-probabilistic measure of value that encompasses all possible aggregates of the data and the semantics of the information in the network. We also propose to further our study the entropy and channel capacity based on our measure, similar to those developed by Claude Shannon in his Information Theory, for network optimization. In this phase of the effort, we will further the algorithms and data structures necessary to implement the process in a fully capable ad hoc network. We will develop an Information Flow Controller that capitalizes on an existing architecture and evaluate the performance in simulation of a sensor network designed to maintain situational awareness in an interrupted or limited communications environment.

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