Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions (BGP-MX)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,774.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-09-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-019-0558
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-019
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
052062833
Principal Investigator:
Maher Kaddoura
Computer Scientist
(952) 829-5864
mkaddoura@atcorp.com
Business Contact:
Kenneth Thurber
President
(952) 829-5864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The inter-domain routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) was designed for statically configured land-based networks, which experience infrequent topology changes. As a result, BGP performs poorly in airborne network environment, where the topology of the networks is constantly changing because of domains mobility. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) has, as part of its Phase I effort, successfully established the feasibility of an innovative approach called Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions (BGP-MX) to enable inter-domain communication for mobile domains networks that are part of the Airborne Network (AN) environment. During the Phase II effort, ATC will realize a BGP-MX software product and demonstrate its operational effectiveness in meeting the AN needs for inter-domain routing.    BENEFIT: BGP-MX will allow cutting-edge, high-mobility networking systems to become and stay connected to the global internet without disrupting the global network itself. Many military and commercial applications exist for BGP-MX.  Any application that utilizes mobile networks as autonomous systems and wishes to integrate these systems into the existing internet would need BGP-MX.  Such applications and industries include but are not limited to airlines, ships, forest fighters, search and rescue, disaster relief, and the military.

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