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Extending the Infosphere to Mobile Platforms Using Optimized COTS Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-04-C-0095
Agency Tracking Number: F031-3886
Amount: $1,824,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-094
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-08-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-31
Small Business Information
17003 NE 28th Place
Bellevue, WA 98008
United States
DUNS: 132493508
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Schneider
 (425) 503-3403
Business Contact
 Richard Rollman
Phone: (425) 657-0382
Research Institution

The objective of this proposal is to develop and demonstrate methods for extending the Battlespace Infosphere to small, mobile and embedded systems using optimized COTS technologies. The USAF Scientific Advisory Board report titled Building the Joint Battlespace Infosphere identifies XML as one of the most promising technologies for representing information objects. Many DoD organizations have adopted XML and established policies for broad XML use. However, transmitting XML over wireless data links and processing it on small, mobile and embedded systems has proved challenging due to the size and complexity of XML data. This creates a data representation rift between fixed, mobile and embedded users of the Battlespace Infosphere. We will develop novel and uniquely efficient methods for encoding and processing XML data to eliminate this rift. These methods will enable deployment of XML solutions on small, embedded and mobile platforms that have limited bandwidth, memory, processing power and/or battery life. They will afford mobile users unprecedented access to the wealth of enterprise information encoded in XML and enable enterprise users easy access to information gathered by mobile users. They will also increase the performance of existing systems and increase opportunities for exploiting COTS software on embedded and mobile platforms.

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