End-to-End QoS IP Techniques for Heterogeneous Networks (EQuIP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-06-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: F051-087-1173
Amount: $747,708.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-087
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-04-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-07-25
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Maher Kaddoura
 Computer Scientist
 (952) 829-5864
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
Heterogeneous networks are being utilized to provide the communication infrastructure needed to transport multimedia traffic and mission critical traffic. Currently, there does not exist a complete solution that enables the efficient utilization of heterogeneous environments in order to provide end-to-end security and QoS provisioning to multimedia flows and mission critical data. During Phase I, ATC successfully demonstrated the feasibility and value of a set of innovative techniques that provide security and end-to-end QoS to multimedia flows and mission critical data traversing heterogeneous networks. These techniques were collectively demonstrated in a proof-of-concept software entity referred to as EQuIP (End-to-End QoS IP Techniques for Heterogeneous Networks). EQuIP utilizes existing networks’ infrastructures and protocols to achieve security and end-to-end QoS provisioning for multimedia flows traversing heterogeneous environments. As a result, EQuIP does not require modification to existing networks and can be easily incorporated within current military and commercial networks. In Phase II effort, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) is implementing and demonstrating a full-scale prototype of the product.

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