TechConnect Innovation Program

Smart Phone Ad-Hoc Networking (SPAN)

The MITRE Corporation, Virginia, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

SPAN is a framework and proof of concept implementation of a functional Mobile Ad-Hoc Mesh Network (MANET) for the Android smartphone platform

Primary Application Area: IT, Cyber-Security, Software

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Turn your mobile device into a router
-Rapidly stand up phone communication over Wi-Fi with no infrastructure requirements
-Share cellular data connection
-Existing apps on your phone just work
-Run peer-to-peer mesh-aware apps
-Data throughput upto 11x faster than 3G and upto 4x faster than 4G
-Android and iOS supported

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

Showcase Booth #: 642

Website: www.mitre.org

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HS SEDI) is a not-for-profit federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) managed by The MITRE Corporation
■ SEDI supports the DHS by providing independent expertise in systems engineering and developing proof-of-concept prototypes
■ The Smart Phone Ad-Hoc Networking (SPAN) research project is funded by HS SEDI for use in emergency preparedness and
response situations

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners