Global Information Grid (GIG) Tactical Edge Networks (TEN)

Period of Performance: 09/16/2009 - 03/16/2011


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Coco Communications
999 3rd AveSuite 3700
Seattle, WA 98104
Principal Investigator


The United States Navy has operational requirements for connectivity to all tactical participants in warfighting operations. Navy SBIR N07-111 Phase I demonstrated the use of the CoCo protocol for use in Tactical Edge Network (TEN) MANET networks with highly mobile participants, rapidly changing topologies, and unreliable transports. Phase II of this effort will demonstrate the use of this protocol to deliver access to already-fielded IP-based Naval C4I systems such as ISNS, ADNS, and CENTRIX for participants in these TEN-M networks. Phase II of this SBIR will take the laboratory results of Phase I and retest them in a fully replicated simulation of the EMIO end to end architecture in SPAWAR testbed facilities. The effort will deliver a tested system for real-time information sharing with the farthest edge of the battlespace. The system will be integrated into the existing PMW-160 Expanded Maritime Intercept Operations (EMIO) Wireless Backhaul architecture and documented for rapid integration for Navy acquisitions.