Enhancements for Lossy Optical Networks (EFLON)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0178
Agency Tracking Number: N081-072-0558
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-072
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
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
 Jordan Bonney
 Computer Scientist
 (952) 829-5864
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
The US Navy has identified a need for optimized coding and protocols for free-space optical links. Such links provide the high bandwidth required by future service oriented networks in maritime and expeditionary environments. However, atmospheric turbulence and attenuation can have a deleterious impact on the performance of IP based communications operating on these networks. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) will leverage its extensive experience in network technology to develop Enhancements for Lossy Optical Networks (EFLON). These enhancements will alleviate the performance problems caused by atmospheric phenomenon, such as turbulence. The objective of this effort is to establish the feasibility of EFLON in Phase I. The follow-on Phase II effort will then implement a prototype of EFLON that will be demonstrated in a realistic environment.

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