The team at the lab had proposed utilizing an open source protocol for a sensor project that had a much larger installed base and is an industry standard in the world of meshing. This approach will help the government avoid being wed to proprietary technologies that are monolithic in nature and expensive to maintain while still providing the performance needed to operate securely and efficiently in a battlefield environment.
The Lab was asked to perform a survey of 4 different technologies that could directly impact the delivery of imagery (both still and moving). Over a 6 week period, 4 different test plans were created and implemented with the technologies tested to their own unique capabilities.
The lab was tasked to evaluate IP Acceleration technology that is currently available on the open market. Eight (8) companies responded to the RFI that was published and seven (7) participated in the comparison covering 2 different categories: Transport and Application Layer Optimization. Over 1200 tests were run on the equipment in various environments emulating the realistic setting of fielded networks. Results have been widely viewed throughout the industry as one of, if not the most, comprehensive IP acceleration study performed to date.
Cybrix performed an evaluation of a phase two SBIR to determine Technology Readiness Level (TRL http://esto.nasa.gov/files/TRL_definitions.pdf) of a Multi-frequency Quickscan Receiver, or MQR. The purpose of the MQR was to detect radio signals and provide direction-finding abilities to pinpoint the source of the signal.