Advanced Facilities to Expedite Design and Evaluation of Communications Systems

Period of Performance: 01/01/1989 - 12/31/1989

$597K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

General Network Corp.
25 SCIENCE PK
New Haven, CT 06511
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO MODIFY GENERAL NETWORK'S SOFTWARE SYSTEM, CADNET, FOR MILITARY USE AS AN ADVANCED FACILITY TO EXPEDITE THE DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. PHASE I ESTABLISHED THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS CONCEPT; PHASE II IS THE IMPLEMENTATION. CADNET IS AN INNOVATIVE, MODULARIZED, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS SYSTEM DEVELOPED FOR COMMERCIAL USE IN DESIGNING, EVALUATING, AND OPTIMIZING THE FIRST APPLICATION FOR CADNET WILL BE THE DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF MOBILE SUBSCRIBER EQUIPMENT (MSE) NETWORKS. CADNET IS AN EXISTING SOFTWARE PRODUCT WITH PROVEN COMMERCIAL SUCCESS IN THE SOLUTION OF COMPLEX COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK PROBLEMS, INCLUDING NETWORK RELIABILITY, SURVIVABILITY, SECURITY, AND THE OPTIMIZATION OF NETWORK COMPONENT INTERCONNNECTIONS. PHASE II OBJECTIVES ARE TO: 1) DEVELOP A DETAILED DEFINITION OF THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONALITY REQUIRED FOR MSE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS DESIGN. 2) TEST, REFINE, AND IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDED ALGORITHMS AND MODEL PARAMETERS FROM PHASE I FOR THE MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF MSE NETWORKS. 3) PRODUCE AND DELIVER A WORKING PROTOTYPE SYSTEM, CADNET WITH ITS NEW MSE ANALYTICAL MODULE. 4) IDENTIFY AND PRIORITIZE ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT AREAS TO ENHANCE THE CADNET MODELING TOOL FOR THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF OTHER AMRY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.