Internal Research and Development (IR&D) Program
The Applied Communication Sciences Internal Research and Development (IR&D) Program is a corporate-funded research program that aims to solve highly challenging and often complex problems that are of great importance to the ITC industry.
Areas of focus typically include:
- Networks and network operations (including IP-based, wireless, and optical networks)
- Services and applications (including service creation, delivery, operations, and assurance)
- Information technology (including security, software engineering, software development, and software reliability and testing)
Each year, Applied Communication Sciences summarizes the accomplishments of the previous year's Strategic Research Program in a publicly available report. Highlights from the most recent report include results on the following topics:
Optical-Wireless Networking for Avionics
This hybrid optical and RF testbed supports advanced networking concepts and prototypes to be researched, validated, and demonstrated. New networking approaches were defined in constrained platforms (aircraft or shipboard), by developing a testbed that will complement existing design and simulation capabilities.
Optical Security Techniques: Hyperentanglement
By developing systems with greatly improved range, throughput, and scalability, and at wavelengths compatible with fiber networks, quantum communications can be more practical.
LTE Networks and Services
Solutions to manage inter-cell interference to balance system capacity, performance, and stability are essential to the efficiency, proper operation, and ongoing customer satisfaction of LTE network services.
Cross-Level Prioritization and Network Optimization for Applications
This work was focused on a tool that provides a quick and simplified means of assessing performance of complex networks. Such a tool could provide the required understanding to efficiently over-provision and/or be used for rapid assessments to help identify trouble spots and targets for detailed simulations.
This effort was focused on new multimedia interaction techniques that are effective, tangible, and have applicability across device hardware and application domains.
Current, signature-based malware classification techniques cannot recognize malware variants generated using metamorphic transformation engines. New malware classification techniques will enable such variants to be recognized and classified correctly.
Fast Multiscale Techniques for Analysis of Large High-Dimensional Datasets
This fast algorithms and methodologies toolkit for multiscale analysis of large, high-dimensional, multi-modal data sets (possibly streaming data from multiple sources) enables information representation, data fusion, profiling, real-time event detection, constant time search, realistic synthesis, missing data approximation and visualization.
Effective use of Cloud Computing for Mission-Critical Apps
Eliminate obstacles preventing effective use of cloud in mission-critical applications by engineering the application’s deployment architecture and cloud infrastructure options to meet the end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.
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- Research Areas
- Wireless Systems and Technologies
- Mobile Networking
- Broadband and Optical Networking
- Quantum Communications
- Cyber Security
- Adaptive Network Control and Management
- Information Analytics
- Internal Research and Development (IR&D) Program