Non Intrusive Network Performance Evaluation Framework

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9115U-12-P-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A112-093-0480
Amount: $149,903.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-093
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
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Principal Investigator
 Prachee Sharma
 Group Leader
 (310) 530-1416
Business Contact
 Freddie Lin
Title: Acting CEO
Phone: (310) 530-1416
Research Institution
Mobile adhoc networks (MANETs) exhibit time varying topology due to mobility and absence of a fixed infrastructure. As a result, the wireless links in MANETs are subject to frequent deterioration in quality. MANETs are also susceptible to attacks due to collaboration between nodes to achieve near optimal performance. The performance and security of such networks are of great interest and must be evaluated before deployment. The goal of this SBIR is to design and develop a performance evaluation system for MANETs. The proposed performance evaluation network will measure effectiveness of complex MANETs without causing any intrusion or disruption to their operation. We propose a completely novel performance measurement network to monitor data-communication network thru packet sniffing. A flexible architecture is proposed in which both wired or wireless interfaces can be used. A distributed approach is proposed that collects and analyzes data at measurement nodes. We also propose a database synchronization approach using which terabytes of data collected during network monitoring can be transmitted and collected at a centralized control center for off line or near real-time analysis. We have included multiple approaches that can be used to measure the network effectiveness in terms of topology/routing protocols, security and reliability.

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