BBN Technologies receives $8.1 million contract

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 25 July 2006. BBN Technologies, a leading advanced technology solutions firm, has been awarded $8.1 million under phase three of a wireless networking program funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The goal of the program, Connectionless Networks, is to cut the energy required for mesh networking communications that enable people to communicate reliably in areas lacking a communications infrastructure.

Jul 25th, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 25 July 2006. BBN Technologies, a leading advanced technology solutions firm, has been awarded $8.1 million under phase three of a wireless networking program funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The goal of the program, Connectionless Networks, is to cut the energy required for mesh networking communications that enable people to communicate reliably in areas lacking a communications infrastructure.

In collaboration with the Army Research Lab, BBN will build and field test at least 30 ruggedized network nodes with protocols for enhanced adaptability to the environment and optimal performance.

More efficient networking and communications technologies and protocols will permit devices to transmit information for longer durations, and allow users to carry fewer batteries and replace them less frequently during missions.

"We've been working on methods for networking systems that are efficient under all communication traffic loads and can adapt in any environment," says Jason Redi, principal investigator on the Connectionless program at BBN Technologies. "Now, these systems will actually be ready to go and fielded with enhanced protocols that immediately benefit the warfighters."

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