Past Engagements

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Arduino/Miniduino/Sensor build and prototyping

To better understand the wide variety of sensors being utilized in the field, Cybrix built its own sensor network and continue to develop a series of flexible platforms to test on. The Arduino/Miniduino systems are the basis of many commercially available sensor platforms and offer the most flexibility for testing and reconfiguration to assist in developing the tools needed to accurately evaluate the Platypus project.
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Alternative meshing protocols

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.

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Video compression/acceleration study

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. 

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IP Acceleration comparison

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.

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MQR SBIR evaluation

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.

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OPNET

OPNET is a wireless modeling environment used to determine the performance of any kind of wireless or wired network devices literally anywhere in the world. You can mix and match sensors, laptops and microwave links and overlay a GIS map, and then OPNET will determine the effective range at the given power and antenna configuration. You can perform full modeling and simulation of most wireless technologies without leaving the office. This has proven to be an invaluable tool for modeling new algorithms for meshing configurations and determining the behavior of networks in the wild without the expense of actually buying the hardware.