DARPA Awards Phase III of Disruption Tolerant Networking System to BBN
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has contracted BBN Technologies for continued development of a disruption resistant data network.
Massachusetts-based BBN was awarded an $8.9 million DARPA contract for the development of its Disruption Tolerant Networking program. Under the phase III deal, BBN will be required to integrate the working prototype of the DTN system into fielded military networks, among other investigations.
The DTN program is part of an effort to develop a data network that can withstand interruptions like those that occur in traditional Internet Protocol suite networks. Officials say the DTN system will permit a constantly available connection.