Scalable Tactical Terrestrial Broadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-12-C-6537
Agency Tracking Number: N121-003-0803
Amount: $79,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N121-003
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Photonic Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Duns: 153865951
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shean McMahon
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF-C2 need for distributed mass data storage technologies on wireless networks, POC proposes to develop a new SCAlable Tactical TERrestrial BRoadband Adaptive Intelligent Storage Network (SCATTERBRAIN) technology. The proposed SCATTERBRAIN technology is based on an innovative combination of file partitioning, dual-layered error correction, linked list data structures, quasi-random partition distribution, and locally keyed encryption. SCATTERBRAIN essentially aggregates space in network-connected drives to form a massive virtual hard drive. The innovation in file system architecture offers a petabyte-scale, highly scalable storage solution that has no centralized elements and in turn no central points of failure. The novel error-correction approach eliminates the need to duplicate files across the network for redundancy purposes and subsequently minimizes both risk and wasted space. In Phase I, POC will define a suitable security architecture tailored to the MAGTF-C2 application space. We will identify all relevant certifications and compliance requirements, implement, and demonstrate a proof-of-concept SCATTERBRAIN prototype. In Phase II, we will enhance the feature set of this prototype and optimize and debug the Phase I software codes.

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