Dynamic Cross-layer Routing Using Cognitive Spectrum Allocation Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0280
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T09-0011
Amount: $749,863.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT09
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC
Beeches Technical Campus, 7902 Turin Road, Ste. 2-1, Rome, NY, -
DUNS: 883336190
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Drozd
 President and Chief Engineer
 (315) 334-1163
Business Contact
 Thomas Benjamin
Title: Accounting
Phone: (315) 334-1163
Email: tbenjamin@androcs.com
Research Institution
 University of Buffalo
 Mary Mirand
 Office of Sponsored Projects
402 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY, 14260-7016
 (716) 645-4415
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: The ultimate objective of the joint effort is to develop technology that will enable next-generation cognitive wireless networking between USAF space, air, and ground assets and achieve significant improvement in network throughput, delay, and reliability. Current practices that evolve around standard ad hoc networking techniques based on the layered protocol stack with fixed spectrum allocation are known to offer inadequate throughput and reliability in highly dynamic adversarial communication environments such as the space/air/ground USAF domain. The objective of this project is therefore to investigate, study, and demonstrate a completely new approach to joint routing and spectrum allocation. While the core of cognitive radio network proposals rely on the notion of spectrum hole, i.e., radios attempt to find a single unused band which can be opportunistically used by secondary users, in the work outlined in this report cognitive users transmit wideband spread-spectrum signals that are designed to adaptively avoid the interference dynamics of the available spectrum at the receiver. BENEFIT: If we are successful, we will implement and demonstrate the dynamic network control technology that will be instrumental towards developing the next generation cognitive networking technology between USAF space, air, and ground assets and achieve a significant improvement in network throughput, delay, and reliability.

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