Low-Cost Wireless Shipboard Local Area Network Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-02-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: N02-037-02
Amount: $66,887.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harlis Brend
 Program Director
 (805) 582-0582
Business Contact
 Tasso Politopoulos
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: tpolito@americangnc.com
Research Institution
"The object of this project is to develop an integrated approach for automatic configuration management of shipboard physical systems and related information by exploiting shipboard wireless local area networks (WLAN). This innovative approach willfacilitate a reduction in total ownership cost by reducing shipboard workload and enable simplified technology and other shipboard upgrades due to streamlined configuration management. Wireless configuration based on the physical layer and network layerwill be designed, which takes advantage of the features of the newer IPv6. Shipboard wireless systems offer adaptability for COTS technology refresh over long shipboard lifecycles and are particularly applicable for collecting system data/information frommultiple remotely located systems and for mobile access to computer networks. An automatic shipboard wireless configuration management system using WCM tags would find utility in any system with a wireless LAN such as a building for tracking high valueequipment, an off-shore oil platform tracking parts and components, an commercial aircraft tracking components and their maintenance records."

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