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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-P613
Agency Tracking Number: A062-126-1580
Amount: $729,263.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: A06-126
Solitcitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
AIMS, INC.
6213 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD, 20852
Duns: 186982344
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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, and especially of wireless interference, multi-criteria optimization for tradeoff analysis, recent results on the capacity region of a MANET and distributed differential backpressure algorithms implemented via advanced distributed scheduling and joint PHY-MAC-Routing optimization 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.

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