SCALABLE Supports FDECO and Drone Communications

EXata simulation platform to implement underwater communications modeling

Culver City, CA (1 September 2016) -- SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc. (SCALABLE) a leader in wireless network design and optimization tools, announced today that the United States Navy will leverage our EXata simulation software as part of the Forward-Deployed-Energy and Communications Outpost (FDECO) Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) project.  SCALABLE will support modeling of the network fabric netting FDECO outposts on the ocean floor for risk mitigation, configuration management, network operations and mission planning. EXata will model acoustic, optical, and RF communications to enable analysis and assessment of network performance and resiliency and help the Navy to develop capabilities to assure FDECO-supported missions.

The objective of this project is for SCALABLE to develop a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) model that supports at-scale network simulation in an operational context and test the communications among underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) FDECO's, and the commanders responsible for theater-level operations. Our network model will support multi-modal underwater communications (via acoustic, electro-magnetic, RF and laser) among FDECOs distributed on the ocean floor, and submarines and unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs), both operating at speed and depth in disconnected, interrupted and low Bandwidth (DIL) environments. We will also focus on evaluating underwater network resiliency and performance, and their impact on the mission. 

“Dependable underwater communications are critical to mission success.” said Dr. Pedro Forero, Networks Area Lead for the FDECO INP. “Collaborating with SCALABLE allows the program to design and analyze the underwater network and mitigate risks while developing this innovative technology."

“We are very pleased to play an integral part in supporting the U.S. Navy throughout the entire FDECO operational lifecycle,” stated Dr. Rajive Bagrodia, SCALABLE founder and CEO. “Our high-fidelity emulation solutions will enable design and accurate analysis of the critical underwater communications networks. SCALABLE strives to continuously enhance our software in support of national defense.”

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Learn more about EXata and Network Operations

Modeling and simulation of communication systems are essential for users to develop implement and analyze their network operations and performance in real-time without the risks. To meet the need, SCALABLE developed the EXata communications system simulation software. EXata is a comprehensive suite of tools for emulating large wired and wireless networks. EXata provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use alternative to physical testbeds that typically have high equipment costs, complex setup requirements and limited scalability. To support the Navy, EXata will model acoustic and optical communications to analyze and assess network operations.

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