Intelligent Network Traffic Management
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-173
Topic Title: Intelligent Network Traffic Management
Proposal No.: N082-173-0835
Firm: Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Contact: Gary Sikora
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Web Site:
Abstract: We offer to research, design and prototype portions of an intelligent messaging framework that provides a layered approach to the problem, and leverages and integrates with commercial SOA ESB technologies. The first layer applies content filtering on the producer or consumer side based on network conditions, filter probability and message distribution. The second layer provides state filtering which determines whether the content has changed enough from the last transmission based on consumer constraints. The third layer uses a commercial product, DDS, to apply history, prioritization and queuing QoS. The fourth layer applies transactional filtering which removes elements that have not changed from the last transaction. The fifth layer applies binary compression using the Efficient XML emerging standard. The fifth layer applies network topology aware routing, leveraging MANET developing techniques. In summary, messages are sent based on consumer content and state constraints, reliably delivered using DDS QoS, reduced in size by only sending what changed and compressing the message, and uses knowledge of the network topology to reduce redundant messaging across the same connection. The framework approach is to use JBoss, an Open Source ESB to manage the rules at each layer and the workflow.
Benefits: The benefit is a Phase II intelligent messaging framework capability that can be integrated in USW-DSS Build 3, significantly reducing network bandwidth utilization by one to two orders of magnitude which will enable net-centric systems to get the `right' information to consumers when needed, not just when the network can deliver the message. Other net-centric system-of-systems within Future Combat Systems (FCS), border patrol, homeland security, coast guard and maritime awareness initiatives will benefit as well.