AiMNET: User-Configurable Autonomous Establishing and Management of Secure Networks

Period of Performance: 04/25/2016 - 11/24/2016

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a network Monitoring and Configuration Automation (MOCA) technology. MOCA takes network architecture as input and provides innovative approaches for automatic generation of network configuration files, distribution of configuration information across large networks, and Web-based network reconfiguration/monitoring capability. MOCA will be developed as a software-only solution and implement the network setup by generating configuration information at a centralized location, segmenting the configuration information for subnetworks, and sending it appropriately. Key contributions of MOCA are its transparency with respect to network operations, compliance with existing network standards, low complexity, and low-cost operation. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of MOCA by creating a representative network in a laboratory environment, implementing key software components, developing a validation and verification plan, and demonstrating MOCAs net configuration capability. In Phase II, POC will develop a full-scale prototype reaching TRL-6. This prototype will demonstrate, using the plan developed in Phase I, that MOCA can be deployed in large enterprise-wide networks and can effectively implement network configuration/reconfiguration. Approved for Public Release 16-MDA-8620 (1 April 16)