Resources Management in Peer-to-Peer Mobile Ad Hoc Network Communications Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-12-C-A327
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-047-0943
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-047
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
DataSoft Corp.
1475 N. Scottsdale Road, #460, Sc, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960462034
Principal Investigator
 Luke Ritchie
 Networking Research Engineer
 (480) 763-5777
 luke.ritchie@datasoft.com
Business Contact
 Vik Patel
Title: CEO
Phone: (480) 763-5777
Email: vik.patel@datasoft.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Despite the concerted efforts to create advanced network management tools and systems, and the existence of a large library of commercial-off-the-shelf COTS tools designed to manage IP-based networks, outstanding issues remain. The underlying management protocols that allow these tools to operate across a networked environment such as SNMP have not been updated to meet the challenges of peer-to-peer MANETs, such as limited power, variable link quality, limited storage capacity, and especially dynamic topology changes. Efforts to replace or update SNMP for ad-hoc networks have not yet been standardized or tested in realistic environments. DataSoft therefore proposes to develop and demonstrate a new approach for a MANET Management Protocol (MMP). This new protocol specification will be compatible with existing tools and systems designed for SNMP, while incorporating innovative approaches to resource management in dynamic mobile networks. Phase I focuses on integration of several new approaches into MMP: hierarchical management via secure clustering; adaptive, disruption-tolerant forwarding; topology management MIBs; and secure multicast. These concepts are tested in a simulation studies and demonstrated with a realistic MANET environment.

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