Routing for IP based Satellite Ad-Hoc Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0087
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T12-0249
Amount: $99,534.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT12
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
SEAKR Engineering, Incorporated
6221 South Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, -
DUNS: 122032006
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Murray
 Director, IP&RCC Processing Prog
 (303) 790-8499
 paul.murray@seakr.com
Business Contact
 Chris Miller
Title: Sr. Vice President, Space Programs
Phone: (303) 790-8499
Email: chris.miller@seakr.com
Research Institution
 John Hopkins Univ Applied Physics L
 Timothy J Galpin
 11100 John Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD, 20723-0723
 (240) 228-1141
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The need for improved routing to support ad-hoc satellite communications is apparent and protocol research has been performed to date which would greatly impact future DoD systems. The Internet Router in Space (IRIS)technology developed by SEAKR and Cisco has provided an advantageous mixture of space-qualified capability and commercial device performance and provides a strong basis upon which to improve network routing in space. The potential for an improved version of IRIS which incorporates improved network routing to dramatically increase on-orbit capability is attractive but much development remains to provide a space-qualified version. SEAKR and our teammates seek to retire enough risk to make this emerging capability a viable option to be incorporated in upcoming missions. BENEFIT: Improved mission performance, resilience, and reduce cost of DoD satellite communications systems.

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