A Distributed Non-intrusive Real-time Network Effectiveness Measurement System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9115U-12-P-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A112-093-0871
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: A11-093
Solitcitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Duns: 161911532
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hongmei Deng
 Director, Networks and Security
 (301) 294-5209
 hdeng@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contract&Proposal
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The future military network is envisioned to be a system of systems consisting of heterogeneous groups/domains operating at different networking paradigms using different waveforms/interfaces. Existing research has been focused mostly on the enabling technologies such as radios, media access, network protocols, scheduling, etc., however, a grand challenge has emerged: how do we effectively measure the network performance, and identify the potential protocol/configuration/policy issues, in order to assure that networks will function effectively in dynamic and possibly bandwidth-constrained military environments? To address this critical need, we propose to develop a distributed Non-intrusive Real-time network effectiveness Measurement (NORM) system, which monitors, collects, transfers and analyzes network effectiveness without impact the network being measured. Our goal is to implement an effective non-intrusive real-time monitoring system by integrating hardware platform and software components.

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