Distributed Internet-enabled Simulation/Testbed Architecture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: D123-004-0014
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: SB123-004
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
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Principal Investigator
 Brendan O'Connor
 Vice President
 (512) 215-4977
Business Contact
 Everett Cary
Title: Vice President
Phone: (512) 215-4977
Email: everett.cary@emergentspace.com
Research Institution
Simulations that connect to testbeds are frequently used in space operations testing. Many of these testbeds have characteristics that are desirable to others in the field, but they are geographically distributed across the nation. The ability to connect multiple, remote testbeds to a single core simulation offers a significant enhancement of capabilities for multi-spacecraft programs such as F6 and Phoenix. Such remote access is not currently possible. We propose to develop an enabling architecture which transmits information about reference frame, kinematics, and dynamics from multiple testbed resources to a core simulation via the internet, while managing synchronization and latency. In Phase I, we focus on trade studies and surveys to resolve core data transmission and protocol requirements as well as lower program risk. The development effort culminates in an open-source standard architecture for remote simulation/testbed interfacing through an internet connection as well as software operating within this framework that can be deployed to connect a general simulation to testbeds across the country.

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