An Integrated Hardware-Software Platform for Real-Time Modeling and Simulation of TMACNs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,971.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0130
Award Id:
78036
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-008-0087
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
425 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
606421105
Principal Investigator:
Sebastian Pascarelle
(410) 872-0024
spascarelle@md.aacisd.com
Business Contact:
Richard Lawless
Vice President of Operations
(631) 273-5700
RLawless@lio.aacisd.com
Research Institution:
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE
Ilia Baldine
3040 Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Pa, NC, 27709
(919) 248-1847
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Army's Future Combat System will rely on a data communications backbone based on the tactical mobile ad-hoc communications network (TMACN). The unique nature of TMACNs - their mobility, adaptability, and potentially substantial sizes - makes performance prediction a difficult task, and one that is best carried out through simulation. The team of Advanced Acoustic Concepts and RTI International proposes to provide a performance prediction solution for TMACNs based on simulation through the development of an integrated hardware-software platform with two components: (1) software-based emulation for observability, reproducibility of results, and reusability and (2) hardware to accelerate run-time performance via `soft' CPUs on field programmable gate arrays for improved scalability, flexibility, and rapid reconfigurability. This simulation solution will ensure stable and effective TMACNs, which can be realistically simulated, tested, and improved more quickly, are fielded for the Warfighter.

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