QuickMANet - Fault Management and Self-Healing for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-B411
Agency Tracking Number: A092-072-0088
Amount: $69,414.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-072
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
8401 N. New Braunfels, Suite 324, San Antonio, TX, 78209
DUNS: 176568772
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Smith
 Chief Architect / PI
 (512) 473-0007
 steven.smith@quickflex.com
Business Contact
 Sally Draper
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (210) 824-2348
Email: prith@binachip.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Complex wireless ad hoc networks present unique and substantial challenges in the presence of faults, and unlike wire networks, faults are typically transient and quite common. In response to these challenges, QuickFlex, Inc. proposes QuickMANet, a novel fault management, diagnosis, and self-healing system for wireless ad hoc networks. QuickMANet uses distributed, cooperating management nodes in the virtual hierarchy that enables a global fault status perspective even on very large wireless ad hoc networks, including those with mobile elements. The system relies on real-time network modeling of potential faults as fault signatures are observed in the operating network. The modeling helps to define the search space relevant to a particular observed signature, and this information is then used to drive an artificial intelligence-based diagnosis and self-healing response capability. The QuickMANet concept is highly scalable, adaptable, protocol-independent, and spans both wired and wireless networks.

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