ADEPT: A software-defined QoS adaptation tool for multiple UAV missions

Period of Performance: 05/29/2015 - 11/30/2015

$79.5K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Architecture Technology Corp.
9971 Valley View Road Array
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Effective Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Command, Control and Communication have long been a high priority need for the Navy and DoD. Communication is essential for enabling UAV applications. A major challenge in a rapidly growing UAV secure command, control, and communications area is ensuring the transmission of critical information in Anti-Access Area-Denial (A2AD) bandwidth-limited environments. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) will design and implement an innovative software-defined tool that monitors tactical networks? available bandwidth and dynamically adapts application flows to optimize the delivery of critical messages in a multiple UAV mission environment. The software-defined tool, which we will refer to as ADEPT, will enable UAVs to autonomously and dynamically adapt to varying A2AD bandwidth-limited environments to ensure the transmission of critical information content for Command and Control decisions, as well as other mission critical data. ADEPT will consist of multiple software components. These components will reside within the UAVs and the network operation centers.