An Integrated Operational Design Methodology and Toolset for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,998.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-P402
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-126-1580
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-126
Small Business Information
AIMS, INC.
6213 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD, 20852
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
186982344
Principal Investigator
 Senni Perumal
 Senior Engineer
 (301) 468-5541
 senni.perumal@aims-sys.com
Business Contact
 Mary Baras
Title: President
Phone: (301) 468-5541
Email: mary.baras@aims-sys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An innovative methodology for the integrated, systematic and model-based design of mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) is proposed based on a practical operational view of a MANET. It combines practical abstractions and models of the key components of a MANET, multi-criteria optimization for tradeoff analysis, and recent results on the capacity region of a MANET and distributed differential backpressure algorithms for sustaining stable operation of a MANET. Time varying traffic demands, network conditions and topologies are accommodated within the proposed methodology. Dynamic placement algorithms of nodes to improve performance and connectivity, including UAVs, are also proposed. The methodology leads to the development of novel and powerful software environments and toolsets for the design of MANET to meet specifications and provides predictable performance bounds. During Phase I the feasibility of the approach will be demonstrated and an initial implementation of design tools in a MATLAB environment will be completed.

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