MobileWeb: Software for Mobile Web/E-Mail Access over Commercial Satellite Links

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Amount:
$204,001.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DTRS57-00-C-10035
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRS57-00-C-10035
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Ranga Ramanujan
 R&D Director
 (612) 829-5864
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Not Available Commercial satellite services provide a convenient mechanism for over-the-horizon communications among ships, aircraft, and on-shore information sources. The Coast Guard had identified the potential of maritime Web and messaging (e-mail) applications implemented over commercial satellite links to substantially increase the effectiveness of Coast Guard operations. However, there are two major impediments to the widespread deployment of this technology today, i.e., high operational costs and poor performance of the TCP/IP protocol over satellite links. The Phase I SBIR effort designed and innovative software solution, called MobiWeb, to address these problems. MobiWeb delivers the following benefits: 1. Savings in operating costs of up to 95% for Coast Guard Web applications implemented over commercial satellite services. 2. Pervasive connectivity between offshore and onshore networks enabling real-time messaging between mobile clients and fixed network resources, as well as between mobile clients. 3. Tunable TCP/IP stack that significantly speeds Web page accesses compared to existing TCP/IP implementations. 4. Full compatibility with existing Web servers and browsers. The Phase II effort will build a prototype of MobiWeb and demonstrate its capabilities for cost-effective and efficient implementation of satellite-based Web and e-mail applications for the Coast Guard.

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