PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT FOR SECURE VOICE NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9364
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Communication Systems
1900 N Beauregard St - Ste 300, Alexandria, VA, 22311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas A Costello
(703) 553-4389
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE INTEGRATION OF VOICE AND DATA PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE HERETOFORE IDLE SECURE VOICE LINK CAPACITY, AND THE CHALLENGE OF IMPLEMENTING PROTOCOLS SUPPORTING BOTH VOICE AND DATA. THE NEW ARCHITECTURE DEMANDS A LAYERED FUNCTIONAL IMPLEMENTATION SIMILAR TO THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION (ISO) OPEN SYSTEMS INTERCONNECT (OSI) MODEL AND THE ABILITY TO GLOBALLY ADDRESS ANY MESSAGE, DATA FILE OR VOICE CALL. NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND PROTOCOL FUNCTIONS MUST BE DATA TRANSPARENT WHILE PROVIDING THE THROUGHPUT, TIMELINESS AND RESPONSIVENESS DEMANDED BY ALL USER COMMUNITIES. THESE PROTOCOLS MUST SUPPORT COMPUTER TO COMPUTER DATA EXCHANGE WITHIN A NETWORK AND SATISFY THE RAPID ACCESS DEMANDS OF SECURE VOICE USERS WHO EXPECT SECURE VOICE CALL PLACEMENT WITHIN SECONDS. THESE CHALLENGES MUST BE MET IN A COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT HAVING PROPAGATION TIMES RANGING FROM MILLISECONDS IN UHF LOS TO SECONDS FOR THE HIGHLY INTERLEAVED MILSTAR WAVEFORM. PHASE I WILL HAVE THREE TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES: 1) FULLY CHARACTERIZE THE SECURE VOICE ADDRESSING REQUIREMENTS AND DETERMINE THE CSS ADDRESS MAPPING AND/OR CONVERSION FUNCTIONS REQUIRED; 2) DEFINE AND DEVELOP THE OVERALL PROTOCOL REQUIREMENTS FOR SEVOX/DATA OPERATION WITHIN THE CSS MULTI-MEDIA ENVIRONMENT; AND 3) DEVELOP STRAWMAN PTOTOCOLS FOR EACH CSS MEDIA BASED ON THE IDENTIFIED REQUIREMENTS.

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