Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions (BGP-MX)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-09-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number: F081-019-0558
Amount: $748,774.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
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
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
Research Institution
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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