DARPA symposium to exchange ideas with industry on large mobile ad-hoc networks

Posted by John Keller

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 May 2013. U.S. Military researchers will exchange ideas with industry in August concerning an ambitious initiative to field large-scale mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) with as many as 1,000 to 5,000 nodes.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will provide details at the Novel Methods for Information Sharing in Large-Scale Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Symposium on 7 and 8 Aug. 2013 at the DARPA Conference Center, 675 North Randolph St., in Arlington, Va.

Fielding ad-hoc mobile networks with thousands of nodes is no small task, DARPA officials point out. Today it is difficult to field a MANET with as few as 50 nodes, and the August symposium will attempt to answer the question of why MANET technology today is so difficult.

Several research presentations will be on the symposium's first day, and the second day will break participants into three working groups to discuss ideas and formulate a list of potential research ideas and directions.

Working groups will document their findings in a presentation to the entire symposium and published on the symposium Web site. DARPA is asking industry for abstracts of presentations on any topic relevant to the symposium.

Companies interested must submit abstracts to be considered for the symposium. Abstracts should be shorter than one page and describe the ideas to be presented. Topics of interest include theory, protocols, or emulation and validation.

Email abstracts no later than 24 May 2013 to darpa-sn-13-35@darpa.mil. Attendance at the symposium is by invitation only. Those submitting abstracts will be notified by 21 June 2013.

Email questions or concerns to DARPA at DARPA-SN-13-35@darpa.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-13-35/listing.html.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

The Innovation That Matters™ Quiz

Innovation is one of the key drivers in the Defense industry. View this short video of Leon Woo, VP of Engineering at Mercury Systems, on the role of innovation. Then, answer 3 simple questions correctly to be entered into a drawing to win an Eddie Bauer fleece jacket!


Military & Aerospace Photos

Related Products

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

Sensors Unlimited GA1280JSX High Resolution, Mil-Rugged, Extended High Sensitivity InGaAs SWIR Camera

Manufactures a high resolution, mil-rugged, extended high-sensitivity 0.9 Mpixel InGaAs SWIR came...

M1U20xx 1U Military-Grade Computer System

The M1U20xx Military-Grade Rack Mount System is a reliable high-performance mil-spec 1U solution ...

Related Companies

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

American Infrared Solutions (AIRS)

Wire News provided by   

Most Popular Articles


Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

social activity

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

February 2014
Volume 25, Issue 2

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles