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RI: Medium: Active Sensing, Localization and Mapping in Dynamic Deformable Environments for Image-Guided Interventions(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2016)
Time-Varying Metamaterials: Dynamic Transformation Optics and Parametric Phenomena(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-15-2016)
2-18 GHz Broadband Receiver(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-06-2016)
2-19 GHz Broadband Receiver(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-06-2016)
SHF: Small: Collaborative Research: Explore, Understand, and Build a New Profiling Framework for Managed Language(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2016)
UAVradars - NASA SBIR Phase II(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 05-03-2016)
Shared Cache Management Techniques for Multicore RTOS(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2016)
Trusted Computing(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2016)
Analog Integrated Circuit Design for Spike-Time-Dependent Encoder and Reservoir in Reservoir Computing Processors(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 02-16-2016)
CyberCorps: New Scholarships for Service (SFS) Program at the University of Knsas - Jayhawk SFS(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2016)
Research on Shared Resource Management Techniques for Multicore RTOS(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2015)
Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for Small UAVs(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2015)
High Performance Computing and Visualization Infrastructure for Simulataneous Parallel Computing and Parallel Visualization Research(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2015)
2015 NSF CyberBridges Workshop(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2015)
Collaborative Research: Delay-Sensitive Hybrid Broadcast/Unicast Traffic overHeterogeneous Cellular Networks(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2015)
Multichannel Sense-And-Avoid Radars for Small UAVs(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2015)
2014 NGA UARC Program(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 05-26-2015)
Professional Engineering Services(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 04-27-2015)
Constraints on the evolution of chromosome dosage compensation: a test in butterflies and moths(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 02-15-2015)
Neuron Design in Neuromorphic Computing Systems and its Application in Wireless Communications(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 02-04-2015)
Data Collection and Risk Evaluation Learning in Identifying High Risk Ebola Subpopulations for the Intervention and Prevension of Large-scale Ebola Spreading(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 12-01-2014)
CAREER: Parallel Dynamic Meshing Techniques for Simulation-Assisted Medical Interventions(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2014)
Radar Networking(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2014)
SBE TWC: Small: Collaborative(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2014)
Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2014)
Studies in Adaptive and Optimal Control of Stochastic Systems(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2014)
NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Digital SubCarrier Multiplexing (DSCM) Networks: from the Core to the Access(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2014)
CIF: Small: Fundamentals of Energy-Efficiency in Delay-Sensitive Wireless Communications(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2014)
US- Korea Joint workshop on collaboration in SDN/NFV for Smart Cities(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2014)
Establishing Social-Computational Collaboration Towards Credible Social Media(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2014)
CAREER: Filling the Gaps in Domain-Specific Functional-Based Solutions High-Performance Execution(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2014)
The development of high assurance systems is time consuming and expensive. A high assurance system comprises of a combination of software, hardware and firmware for which we understand the intent of the system, or semantics, and have confidence that this intent was accurately realized in an implementation. For example in a multi-level virtualization environment, a domain problem is knowing that a process executing on a shared resource can not be observed or modified in an unauthorized way. The intent Is non-interference between processes, but capturing this in implementable is challenging. Furthermore, the challenges faced in high assurance system development are present to some degree in any development task that targets a system with fixed resources.
Cooperative Routing(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 02-10-2014)
CAREER:(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-01-2014)
Improving Medical Students' Ability to Care for Vulnerable Populations(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-30-2013)
Radar Networking(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-30-2013)
ITTC researchers will explore how multiple radars can participate cooperatively with one another and other spectrum users, such as communication and navigation devices, within the same and/or nearby frequency bands.
Armored Software(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-27-2013)
Vetting Commodity IT Software and Firmware(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-27-2013)
CSR: Medium: Multicore Real(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2013)
MRI(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2013)
SHFG: Small: Collaborative Research: Exploxing Energy-Efficient GPGPUs Through Emerging Technology Integration(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2013)
Dynamic Spectrum Access(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 07-29-2013)
RIC: Establishing a Multi-Disciplinary Data Science(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2013)
Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-Band Telemetry(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 03-15-2013)
The overall objective is to successfully develop the concept and design of a miniaturized, power efficient C-Band telemetry transmitter.
Preamble Assisted Equalization for Aeronautical Telemetry (PAQ)(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 03-06-2013)
This research is to identify equalization algorithms suitable for use with SOQPSK-TG that are capable of exploiting the presence of a periodically inserted pilot block.
KanSec: the Greater Kansas Area Security Workshop(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2013)
The objective of the Greater Kansas Area Security Workshop (KanSec) is to provide a regular forum for researchers and students across Kansas and the neighboring states to present research and educational activities, and to promote interactions and collaborations.
Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for Small UAVs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-15-2012)
This grant is to develop a multichannel radar to provide small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with knowledge regarding the relative position and velocities of nearby objects (both mobile and fixed) that may pose a collision risk.
CDI Type II: Computational Methods to Enable an Invertebrate Paleontology Knowledgebase(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2012)
The Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology is considered by paleontologists to be the most authoritative compilation of data on invertebrate fossils. ITTC researchers will make the vast data contained in the Treatise available in electronic form through the Invertebrate Paleontology Knowledgebase (IPKbase).
UMKC EAGER: US Ignite: In-Home Monitoring in Support of Caregivers for Patients with Dementia(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2012)
Interactive Mediated Instruction for Understanding and Adhering to the Animal Welfare Act Policy(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-30-2012)
Thie grant is to build the capacity of airline employees and contractors to understand how to transport pets safely and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act.
BRIGE: Heterogeneous Traffic over Heterogeneous Relay Networks(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2012)
This research will increase the understanding of providing reliable service for heterogeneous traffic over heterogeneous relay networks. The objective of the proposed research is to develop a unified fundamental framework for the analysis and design of heterogenous relay networks that can efficiently deliver heterogeneous traffic with statistical delay constraints.
NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Resilient Network Design for Massive Failures and Attacks(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2012)
Society increasingly depends on networks in general, and the Internet in particular, for just about every aspect of daily life. As the Internet increases its reach in global scope, services traditionally implemented on separate networks are increasingly subsumed by the Internet, either as overlays, via gatewayed access, or as a replacement for legacy networks. With this growing dependence on and integration of services in the Internet, come increasingly severe consequences of disruption in networked services.
NeTS: Small: Exploiting Adaptive Protocols in Packet-Based Broadband Wireless Networks(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2012)
The proposed networking technology and systems research addresses how to hide the transmission of information within the RF environment created by packet-based broadband wireless (infrastructure) networks, like LTE and WiMAX.
GOALI: Erbium Doped III-Nitrides for Optical Communications and Silicon Photonics(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2012)
The primary objective of this project is to employ epitaxial growth of Ill-nitride semiconductors on Si (001) substrates with in-situ erbium (Er) doping by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and develop novel photonic devices, such as light emitters and traveling-wave optical amplifiers in 1.5 J.l.ID wavelength region.
Optimal and Adaptive Control of Stochastic Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2012)
This project is focucsed on the adaptive and optimal control of stochastic systems that are driven by a wide variety of stochastic (noise) processes. These stochastic processes include the family of fractional Brownian motions whose statistics have been identified empirically in many physical phenomena, such as turbulence, flicker noise, telecommunications, neural and coronary activity, and memory and reaction times.
Production of Long-Range Passive RFID Tags(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-19-2012)
This grant is to develop high-grain RFID tag Antennas
Multidimensional Signal Processing for Sensing & Communications(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2012)
The primary objective of this effort is to enhance sensitivity for radar and multi-mode communication systems in the presence of strong interference, especially clutter which is non-homogeneous, spread in Doppler, coherent with signals of interest, relatively high power, and can be coupled across the dimensions of space, slow-time, and fast-time according to the operating mode.
A Proposal for Interdomain Resilience(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2012)
This award will explore the resilience and survivability of multidomain (multiprovider) networks, including the resilience of BGP and BGPsec.
A Proposal for Interdomain Resilience(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2012)
A Proposal for Interdomain Resilience(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2012)
This award will explore the resilience and survivability of multidomain (multiprovider) networks, including the resilience of BGP and BGPsec. This work will leverage the research and tools under development by the ResiliNets research group on topological, routing, and end-to-end path resilience.
Maximizing the Utilization of Renewable Energy to Optimize the Soft-Error Robustness of GPGPU-based Data Centers(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2012)
This project proposes to maximize the utilization of renewable energy in optimizing the soft-error robustness of GPGPU-based Data Centers. The research includes GPU soft-error modeling and optimization, renewable energy-aware reliability optimization in data centers.
A Proposal for TPM Verification(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 04-16-2012)
This project will verify the Trusted Processor Module (TPM).
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Verification(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 04-16-2012)
A verified TPM - the ultimate research goal - will dramatically simplify certification.
Dual S & C-Band Telemetry Transmitter System(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-10-2012)
Reductions and reallocations of telemetry wireless bandwidth have prompted the need for DoD agencies to adapt to operation in more restricted and less desirable frequency spectrum. Telemetering systems must evolve to address these frequency allocation changes, while retaining operational characteristics that are vital to MDA mission success.
KanREN-GENI: GENI in the Kansas Research and Education Network and the Great Plains Network(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2011)
This infrastructure will enable direct GPENI OpenFlow access in two resilient overlay networks (RONs) and three Midwest states.
Burst-Mode Synchronization for SOQPSK (SYNC)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-09-2011)
ITTC researchers will design practical synchronization algorithms that approach the theoretical performance limits and implement these algorithms into a hardware prototype. These efforts support the ongoing migration to iNET.
Control of Stochastic Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2011)
The research will expand the initial ITTC work on adaptive control for a scalar linear system to multidimensional linear systems with an arbitrary fractional Brownian motion.
Improving the Applicability of Haskell-hosted Semi-Formal Models to High Assurance Development(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2011)
ITTC researchers will develop high-level models and efficient implementations concurrently under a single, semi-formal framework that bridges the abstraction gap with aggressive, user-assisted program refinement technology.
Prompt Standoff Detection of Nuclear Proliferation by Excited State Absorption of Radiation Ionized Air Molecules(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2011)
ITTC researchers are developing an innovative laser radar system that demonstrates the feasibility of standard-off detection of radiation.
Development of Conformable Passive RFID Tag(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-20-2011)
ITTC researchers are developing a radio frequency identification (RFID) system that will operate on cylindrical surfaces and within a specified temperature range.
Demonstration of in-Body Passive RFID Sensor(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-18-2011)
ITTC researchers are developing a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor system to monitor the human nervous system.
Radar Networking(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-06-2011)
ITTC researchers will explore how multiple radars can participate cooperatively with one another and other spectrum users, such as communication and navigation devices, within the same and/or nearby frequency bands.
Computational Methods to Enable an Invertebrate Paleontology Knowledgebase(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-2010)
The Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology is considered by paleontologists to be the most authoritative compilation of data on invertebrate fossils. ITTC researchers will make the vast data contained in the Treatise available in electronic form through the Invertebrate Paleontology Knowledgebase (IPKbase).
GENI-FIRE Workshop(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-2010)
Increasing international collaboration on Internet experimentation will be the focus of the workshop.
EAGER: Multilayer Network Resilience Analysis and Experimentation on GENI(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2010)
ITTC researchers are evaluating the resilience of current networks and developing alternatives for future Internet architecture, mechanisms, and protocols.
Identifying Epostatic Interactions in Autism Spectrum Disorders(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2010)
ITTC researchers will develop novel bioinformatics methods for the identification of genes and gene pathways implicated in autism. This study will provide a link between autism and epigenetic factors.
Pattern Matching for Massive Data Sets(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2010)
In collaboration with researchers from Louisiana State University, ITTC researchers will develop efficient search algorithms and indexes for when data reside on disks or network storage or are accessible only as an online stream.
Optimal Control of Stochastic Systems Driven by Fractional Brownian Motions(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2010)
ITTC researchers will investigate the problems of prediction and optimal control for both fmite and infmite dimensional systems driven by fractional Brownian motions.
Reduction to Practice: Broadband Microstrip UHF RFID Tag(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2010)
ITTC researchers will evaluate a broadband Microstrip UHF RFID tag and help develop a technology roadmap for a novel RFID tag-reader system.
Evaluation of the Potential Impact of Telecytology of Cell Block Preparations from Pap Smears(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2010)
ITTC researchers are aiming to simplify diagnosis of cervical cancer and permit accurate digitization of Pap smears.
Continuous-band OFDM System for High Speed Optical Transmission(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 04-01-2010)
ITTC researchers will investigate a novel coherent band-combining technique to enhance the capability of OFDM systems.
CAREER: Implementing a New Parallelization Model for Virtual Machines(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2010)
ITTC researchers are developing a more secure and efficient framework for virtual machines (VMs), which ensure compatability between applications and the devices running them.
Development of Passive RFID Tag System(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-23-2010)
ITTC researchers will conduct sponsored research on a passive RFID system capable of long distance reads.
Measurement, Monitoring, and Outreach in the Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2009)
ITTC researchers will work with collaborators in Europe to determine how they can use existing international research and education infrastructure with Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) clusters.
CAREER: Mining Genome-wide Chemical-Structure Activity Relationships in Emergent Chemical Genomics Databases(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2009)
By developing innovative tools for graphs and geometric structures, ITTC will enable much better techniques for searching, mining, and analyzing domains of complex data.
GENI Working Group Meetings - Substrate(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2009)
ITTC researchers are helping lead the first spiral of planning and prototyping for the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) infrastructure. GENI will support experimental research in network science and engineering (NetSE). The Substrate Working group is charged with identifying the needed technologies and how they will be used within GENI.
Optimal and Adaptive Control of Stochastic Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2009)
Research focuses on the control of stochastic systems driven by an arbitrary fractional Brownian motion (FBM) and by some discontinuous processes.
Development of Reduced Form Factor Agility (RFID) Tags(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-20-2009)
ITTC will develop several new RFID tag antenna designs.
MARC Intelligent Transportation System Integration Project (ITSIP) Phase 2.0(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-21-2009)
Researchers will develop the capability of transferring custody of a container from one organization to another through the Transportation Security SensorNet (TSSN) and the Trade Data Exchange databas
AeroNP and AeroTP: Aeronautical Network and Transport Protocols for iNET (ANTP)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-15-2009)
High-Rate High-Speed Forward Error Correction Architectures for Aeronautical Telemetry (HFEC)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-15-2009)
ITTC research will develop and implement hardware reference prototypes for spectrally efficient, high performance forward error correction (FEC) codes for use with current and future telemetry waveforms.
Workshop on Future Research in Cognitive Radios(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-05-2009)
Development of the Reduced Form Factor Agility RFID Tag(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-14-2008)
ITTC will conduct industry-sponsored research to refine Agility Technolo
Long-range standoff IED detection using mobile glass generated THz waves(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2008)
Collaborative research will study Er-dropped III nitride materials grown on silicon substrates and their applications in novel photonic devices.
GpENI: Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2008)
ITTC will lead regional deployment of network infrastructure to support interdisciplinary research and development of future Internet architectures. The Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI), part of a National Science Foundation initiative, will foster collaboration among participating Midwestern universities.
Stochastic Analysis and Applications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2008)
The research focuses on stochastic analysis for systems with fractional Brownian motions with particular application to control problems.
MRI: Acquisition of an Advanced Computational Infrastructure for Modeling Biological Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2008)
ITTC will acquire a 640-processor parallel cluster for KU scientists to conduct modeling of biological systems. The shared resource will encourage interaction on interdisciplinary projects.
Continuous-band OFDM System for High-Speed Optical Transmission(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 07-15-2008)
Orthogonal frequency-domain multiplexing (OFDM) increases optical bandwidth efficiency while decreasing performance degradation due to chromatic dispersion and polarization mode dispersion. ITTC researchers will develop an innovative coherent band-combining technique to enhance the capabilities of OFDM systems.
Lunar and Martian Surface Communication Systems with Efficient Miniature Antennas(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-03-2008)
Researchers will develop communication systems able to operate under severe size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints. Additionally, these systems will be required to transmit large amounts of data wirelessly and efficiently during future space missions.
Extensible Hybrid Software Defined Radio (SDR) Architecture(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-23-2008)
ITTC is developing a platform that has the capability of encompassing military, commercial, emergency services, and consumer applications.
Evaluation of Optical Modulation Technologies: Improved PMD Measurement and Transport Options for 100 Gb/s(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-20-2008)
ITTC researchers will evaluate 100Gb/s or higher optical modulation techniques likely to be most suited to the Sprint optical fiber network.
Intra-Pulse Radar-Embedded Communications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-17-2008)
ITTC researchers will develop intra-pulse radar-embedded communications to facilitate covert communication. They aim to embed and recover covert data streams with kbps-level data rates.
Long-Range Standoff IED Detection Using Mobile Glass Generated THz Waves(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-08-2008)
Advanced Techniques for Continuous Phase Modulation(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-17-2007)
ITTC research is advancing the state of the art in Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM). These techniques will affect the performance of current communication standards and influence the formation of future wireless communication standards.
Robust Wireless Mesh Networking Research Extension to 23 GHz(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-11-2007)
ITTC in collaboration with the KU Department of Geography will determine the correlation of localized weather patterns, such as thunderstorms, and impacts on network performance for longer millimeter wave links.
Evaluation of RFID Tags on Metal Cylinders(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-13-2007)
ITTC researchers are studying tag performance of multiple tags, especially when two relatively close to each other. Additionally, researchers will share their innovative RFID solutions with the sponsor.
Development of an ETSI-Compliant Polycarbonate RFID Tag(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2007)
ITTC researchers will modify the radio frequency identification (RFID) system, known as the KU-Tag, to track personal computers (PCs) and laptop computers for an industry sponsor.
A Framework for Re-targeting Radio Designs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-10-2007)
ITTC researchers address the challenge of re- using radio designs to implement multiple physical radios.
Aspects of Adaptive Pulse Compression(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2007)
Research will investigate aspects of adaptive pulse compression relevant to current and future sensing modalities.
CT-ISG: Collaborative Research: Non-bypassable Kernel Services for Execution Security(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-27-2007)
To protect safety, health, and economic concerns of national interest, it is critical that complex engineered systems maintain survivable operation even in the face of malicious attacks. ITTC researchers are developing services to provide non-bypassable control over access and use of resources, shared system components, and other points of interaction.
Rail Sensor Testbed Program: Active Agents in Containers for Transport Chain Security(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-03-2007)
ITTC research will fundamentally change the current centralized security model to more of a distributed one, which will make transported objects active agents in their own security.
K-INBRE Cellular Pathogen Gene Identification via Graph Data Mining(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-27-2007)
New protein sequences offer unprecedented opportunities for knowledge-based sequence annotations. By aiming to automatically transfer experimentally gained biological knowledge from model organisms to newly sequenced genomes, researchers will expedite biological discovery.
K-INBRE: Complete, Upgrade and Enhance Data Handling in the Analytical Proteomics Laboratory(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-26-2007)
Investigators are refining software that aids in proteomic and other life sciences research.
K-INBRE: Web Server Tracker, an Automated Literature, Protein/DNA Sequence and Domain Tracking System(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-26-2007)
ITTC investigators are procuring a powerful web application server to replace the server that currently runs Web Server Tracker.
PMD Monitoring in Live DWDM Optical Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-13-2007)
ITTC researchers will reduce the complexity of the current PMD measuring device and increase its detection efficiency.
Collaborative Research: A Virtual Reality Laboratory and Curriculum for Undergraduates(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2007)
The number of application areas for virtual reality (VR) continues to grow; however, few colleges offer courses in VR. This project expands ongoing initiatives that will make VR more accessible to undergraduate computer science (CS) programs.
A VHDL-Based Telemetry Waveform Generator(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-17-2007)
The primary purpose of the project is to implement a VHDL-based waveform generator for a number of waveforms that are part of open communication standards in aeronautical telemetry.
Robust Millimeter Wave Metropolitan Mesh Network(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-18-2007)
ITTC research will conduct experiments to determine the impact of localized weather patterns, such as thunderstorms, on network performance for longer millimeter wave links.
Collaborative Research: Bridging Security Primitives and Protocols: A Digital LEGO Set for Information Assurance Courses(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-15-2007)
The large number of security protocols along with complex procedures and various vulnerabilities remains a challenging topic in the classroom. To aid the learning process, researchers are developing a digital construction set that offers innovative instructional demonstrations and hands-on experiments.
CAREER: Machine Learning Approaches for Genome-wide Biological Network Interference(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-22-2007)
This research focuses on developing and applying novel computational methods for reconstructing genome-wide biological networks from high-throughput data.
An Adaptive, Negotiating Multi-Agent System for Sensor Webs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-01-2006)
ITTC researchers will develop and test nodes, which allow collaboration in a rational manner, within a Sensor Web.
An Online Clearinghouse for Bioinformatics Software Sharing and Evaluation(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-29-2006)
Researchers will develop an online repository for the sharing, distribution, and evaluation of small-scale, public-domain bioinformatics software tools.
Collaborative Research: CSR-EHS: Semantic Domain Integration for Embedded & Hybrid Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-2006)
ITTC researchers are developing a revolutionary approach to system software for complex engineered systems, in which application QoS requirements, system software QoS semantics, resource management, and behavioral information are integrated.
Mobile Wireless Technology and the Impacts on Future Internet(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-2006)
The NSF workshop will foster collaboration between the mobile and wireless technology and network architecture communities in the United States and Scandinavia
NeTS-FIND: CogNet--An Experimental Protocol Stack for Cognitive Radio Networks and Its Integration with the Future Internet(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-2006)
The CogNet project is performing research on architectural tradeoffs and protocol design approaches for cognitive networks at both local network and the global internetwork levels.
Evaluation of Rapid Deployment Mesh Networking for Work Zones(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2006)
A new, decentralized wireless communication technology, known as "mesh networks," will rapidly deploy and automatically configure what is needed to blanket a rural work zone.
Learning from Small Samples with High Dimensionality(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2006)
Target detection/recognition and other operations require the classification of small samples with high dimensionality. However, most current classification methods assume the availability of large sample sizes.
NeTS-Find: Collaborative Research: Postmodern Internetwork Architecture(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2006)
ITTC researchers will design, implement, and evaluate a minimalist internetwork layer and auxiliary functionality. This will access a larger portion of network design space without sacrificing the economy of scale offered by the unified Internet.
Optical-Domain Performance Monitoring for Next Generation Optical Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2006)
ITTC researchers are refining their multi-functional optical system performance monitor. In addition to performing high-resolution optical spectrum analyzing, the system is capable of monitoring chromatic dispersion and PMD at each wavelength channel.
Portable and Wavelength-Tunable Two-Photon Microscopy(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2006)
The interdisciplinary research will result in increased accessibility of multi-photon microscopy for a wide range of biological, chemical, and analytical applications.
Quantifying the Impact of Unlicensed Devices on Digital TV Receivers(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2006)
This project will perform the first rigorous scientific study to establish the behavior of TV receivers under the sorts of spectrum usage that might be expected from unlicensed devices in the TV white spaces.
RFID System Performance Analysis(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-21-2006)
ITTC researchers are investigating the suitability of different tags,readers, antennas, and technologies (UHF/HF) for asset tracking of metal tooling.
TRI 2006 Research Program Research Initiation (RI Award): A Realistic Driving Simulator Based on Parallel Computing(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-18-2006)
ITTC will design and develop a cost-effective and highly realistic simulator for the training and evaluation of drivers.
TRI 2006 Research Program Research Team Partnership (RTP Award): Development of Technologies for Trusted Corridors(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-18-2006)
ITTC researchers are creating a visible supply chain for the Kansas City group, SmartPort. Recognizing the strategic position of KC, SmartPort has worked to expand export distribution in the metro.
Effects of Conductivity, Thickness, and Width on UHF RFID Tag Antenna Efficiency(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-09-2006)
ITTC researchers will measure the performance of antennas with various conductive materials and thicknesses and establish the ideal free-space thickness of copper.
Graduate Scholarship in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-07-2006)
The proposed award will support the graduate education of Suyang (Hans) Ju.
Practical Implementation of a FFT-Pruning Algorithm for NC-OFDM Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2006)
The objective of this research is to develop practical algorithms capable of reducing the hardware complexity and execution time of an under-utilized fast Fourier transform (FFT) component.
Protein Structurally-and Functionally Specific Packing Motifs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2006)
ITTC researchers will oversee the development of software to identify protein structures.
Technology's impact on the health care industry(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2006)
Russell Webb is exploring technology that will judge the quality of care, using clinical data. The Ph.D. student is funded through the Self Fellowship.
Multi-hop Routing Optimization in Wireless Networks using Genetic Algorithms(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2006)
ITTC research is creating algorithms that are capable of searching for the best path between a source and destination node in a wireless multi-hop network.
ResiliNets: Multilevel Resilient and Survivable Networking(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-2006)
The resilient and survivable networking initiative (ResiliNets) is investigating the architecture, protocols, and mechanisms to provide resilient, survivable, and disruption-tolerant networks, services, and applications.
New FEC Schemes for Aeronautical TM(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2006)
ITTC technology will provide increased spectral and detection efficiency for aeronautical telemetry by treating the modulation itself as a code.
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Agreement(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-28-2006)
Ron Hui, affiliated with CNSL, is directing the Photonics and Device Technologies Program within the National Science Foundation.
Adaptive Bit Allocation with Reduced Feedback for Wireless Multicarrier Transceivers(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-01-2006)
This work will reduce the amount of feedback information required to perform adaptive bit allocation in multicarrier transceivers.
Understanding and Forecasting Ecological Change: Causes, Trajectories and Consequences of Environmental Change in the Central Plains(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-01-2006)
This NSF EPSCoR initiative uses Kansas grasslands as a model ecosystem to assess the ecological and societal impacts of global change on coupled human-natural systems.
Development of a High Altitude Balloon Experiment System (HABS) to Fly Standard Interface Payloads under Controllable Flight Conditions(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-12-2006)
ITTC researchers are developing a new high altitude balloon system.
Project Summary: Reconfigurable Computing Cluster(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-10-2006)
ITTC researchers are experimenting with a 64-node experimental Reconfigurable Computing Cluster. If successful, it will be a significant step towards cost-effective petascale clusters, which perform quadrillions of operations per second. These supercomputers will be a hundred times more powerful than current systems.
Cooperative Diversity Routing Techniques for Hybrid Fiber-Wireless Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2006)
Researchers are developing a cooperative diversity routing techniques for hybrid fiber-wireless networks (HFWNs) deployed in a metropolitan areas.
Non-destructive PMD Monitoring in Live WDM Optical Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2006)
In optical fiber communication systems, polar-mode dispersion (PMD) is one of the most important factors of performance degradation. ITTC researchers developed a novel and efficient PMD monitoring apparatus, based on the coherent detection and RF signal processing.
Waveform-Diverse Sensors(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-30-2005)
Instead of dealing with interference as simply a deleterious effect, radar applications may use interference as additional sources of information without the requirement of greater bandwidth.
Adaptive Distributed Radio Open-source Intelligent Network (ADROIT)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2005)
The Center will provide 10 Agile Radios, a software defined radio, for use in developing and demonstrating capabilities needed for the DARPA project.
Advanced SensorNet Technologies to Monitor Trusted Corridors(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-25-2005)
The results of this effort will lay the foundation for enhancing the ability of the private sector to efficiently embed security that provides business value, e.g., faster transport and reduced theft, while supporting law enforcement and national security.
Index Switchable III-nitride Planar Lightwave Circuits for Optical Communications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-17-2005)
The development of a carrier-induced index change is necessary for the evolution of high-speed optical communication. ITTC researchers will create this real, functional device for the all-optical packet switch.
Simulation of Rosetta Representations and Evaluations(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2005)
ITTC software will help electronics designers develop devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, gaming systems, semiconductor chips, and avionics.
Stochastic Analysis & Applications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2005)
Recent problems of the modem world generated the need for development of stochastic calculus with fractional Brownian motion (fBm).
Computational Prediction of Beta-Sheet Arrangement (K-INBRE)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2005)
The project aims to better understand inter- and intra- molecular long-range interactions, to apply gained knowledge towards finding solutions for neurodegenerative diseases, and to improve prediction of protein 3-D structure.
RFID Tag Analysis and Trade Studies(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-29-2005)
ITTC is conducting research on the availability of small RFID tags and testing their operational capabilities.
Collaborative Project: Assessing the User-base and Expanding the Usability/ Reach of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library through Developmental Workshops(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-06-2005)
Improved efficiencies will greatly increase the rate at which new content is added, increasing the depth and breadth of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library, a peer-reviewed collection of Web-based resources for students, teachers and practitioners of analytical chemistry.
First Award: Rapid Integration of Genomic Data from Multiple Sources(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-21-2005)
With the steady increase in genomic data, the impact to centers using the public domain Genomic Unified Schema, GUS could be significant. ITTC will provide essential functionality for genome-analysis research and development.
Kansas Universities' Technology Evaluation Satellite--the MIST Mission(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-09-2005)
Researchers are building and testing a miniature maneuvering control system in a neutral gravity environment by flying it as an experiment on the NASAJSC KC-135 or similar aircraft.
Automatic Synthesis of Hardware Features to Augment the POWER Architecture(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-20-2005)
TTC researchers are generating a set of hardware features that can be used to augment the POWER architecture. The hardware features, which will be synthesized from native POWER object code, are suitable for programming an FPGA device.
Modular Wireless Avionics System for Autonomous UAVs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-20-2005)
Research will focus on developing an airborne flight test module and the supporting flight test ground station.
Unified Data Format for Mass Spectrometry Analysis (UDF)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-13-2005)
University of Kansas researchers are developing a suite of data conversion and compression routines capable of generating compact repositories of mass spectrometry data in a unified format suitable for efficient analysis and rapid reconstitution to vendor-specific form.
Planetary Advanced Radio Sounder(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-01-2004)
The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is supporting ITTC graduate student research for part of its work in NASA's Program for Regional Climate Assessment. The student will develop models in collaboration with NASA to simulate radar sounder performance.
Development of an Integrated Bioinformatics Information Infrastructure(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-13-2004)
Development of a systematic integrated bioinformatics information infrastructure is critical for fostering such multi-faceted (and often inter-related) bioresearch efforts. ITTC research will devise and implement new-networked bioinformatics infrastructure resources for facilitating collaborative, cross-disciplinary biological studies of relevance to chemical and biological defense.
Collaborative Research: High-Speed Self-Configuring Networks Based on Cost-Effective Plug-and-Play Optical(PPO) Nodes(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2004)
The project will answer challenging questions of theoretical and practical interest relating to network protocols, analytical optical transmission models, and micro fabrication technology applied to the realization of a micro-OSA.
A Computing Facility for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences Research(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-29-2004)
A computing facility will facilitate the development, testing and deployment of new computing technologies in support of research on a variety of life sciences problems. The close collaboration between chemists, biologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists using this facility will result in the creation of new computing and information technologies and will directly lead to increasing our understanding of biological systems.
Computational Proteomics: Protein Interaction Prediction(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2004)
The long-term objectives of this research include better understanding protein functions based on their domain structures and predicting protein domains in terms of their functions.
EHS: Dynamic Hardware Reconfiguration to Accelerate Java-Base Embedded Systems(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2004)
This project combines commercially available, hybrid devices and a novel run-time system with the goal of building systems with better performance and fewer resources.
Ice Thickness Measurements over the Antarctic Peninsula and Selected Outlet Glaciers(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2004)
ITTC researhers will conduct airborne radar soundings from a Chilean aircraft. The gathered data from peninsula and outlet glaciers will help researchers study ice-sheet mass balance and glacier response to climate change.
Development of a Spatial/Frequency Domain Interferometry Radar System for the Measurement of Sea-Ice Thickness(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-30-2004)
Researchers are developing an airborne, interferometery radar system for the direct measurement of sea-ice thickness and extent. The radar will help scientists in their long-term climate predictions.
Comparative Analysis of EPC Compliant Devices(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-16-2004)
The RFID Alliance Lab will produce a "consumer reports" on commercially available EPC-compliant hardware. These reports will be sold to the industry and will enable end users to make more informed decisions and move quicker and with confidence as they develop their RFID strategies.
An Enhanced Genetic Algorithm with Direct Manipulation of Sets for Data Mining.(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2004)
Christopher Taylor is creating search tools to mine patient databases, looking for common factors among people with heart disease. The Ph.D. student is funded through the Self Fellowship.
Constructing Gene Networks from Microarray Data for Age-Dependent Epiliptogenesis(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2004)
It is the goal of this project to develop new computational models for inferring gene networks from microarray data, help investigators understand the molecular mechanisms of epilepsy, and provide new targets for therapeutic intervention in seizure development.
First Award: Identify Informative Genes for Cancer Classification(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2004)
This project addresses the problems of identification of informative genes for cancer classification. The main objective of this work is to perform a preliminary investigation on a new margin and genetic-algorithm-based feature-selection algorithm.
Optical-Domain Performance Monitoring for Next Generation Optical Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2004)
Optical domain performance monitoring will be crucial to the success of future dynamic optical networks. ITTC researchers are refining a performance monitor that will work with most optical network architecture. It will provide sufficient information for network maintenance and quality control.
RICE--Radio Ice Cerenkov Experiment Laboratory Management System for Proteomics Application(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2004)
he Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment (RICE) investigates neutrinos, space particles that may hold information about the physical universe.
K-16 Over Tuttle Creek Fatigue Repair Project(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-01-2003)
ITTC researchers are providing the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) with their analysis of the Tuttle Creek Bridge, near Manhattan. The Bridge is experiencing cracking that must be repaired.
Machine Learning for Failure Prediction in Computer-Controlled Devices(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-01-2003)
ITTC researchers will develop software that can detect future problematic behavior and fix it before a device's failure.
Phased-Array Antenna System Development(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-28-2003)
ITTC researchers are developing a phased-array antenna system for Honeywell. This will enable data downlinks from an airborne sensor suite at distances up to 20 miles. A prototype antenna system is being developed to demonstrate system feasibility.
National Radio Networking Research Testbed (NRNRT)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-02-2003)
ITTC researchers are developing a National Radio Network Research Testbed (NTNRT) to support research and development of new radio devices, services, and architectures and to provide a facility for researchers to test and evaluate their systems.
Reduced Brace Section (RXS): Proof of Concept(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2003)
In the aftermath of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) updated its building codes with Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel. The updated Seismic Provisions have significantly increased the cost and size of steel connections for structures used for industrial purposes. Professor Kim Roddis is working to lower the cost while helping ensure these buildings perform well in earthquakes.
ChatTrack: Archiving and Searching Chat and Instant Messages(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-30-2003)
As the chat technology moves from the home to the office, the need for intelligent tools to capture and manage instant messages is growing. Researchers at ITTC are developing this technology with their main focus being information security.
Cryospheric Advanced Sensor (CAS): A Spaceborne Microwave Sensor for Sea Ice Thickness and Snow Cover Characteristics Instrument Incubator Program (IIP)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-12-2003)
RSL researchers are developing a radar and its data acquisition system for field experiments. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will use the system, specially designed for cold weather.
Collaborative Project: Assessing the User-base and Expanding the Usability/Reach of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library through Developmental Workshops(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-04-2003)
Reesarchers are working to improve the Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL). The electronic library collects, catalogs, and links web-based information and discovery material pertinent to chemical measurements and instrumentation.
Extending the Thread Execution Model for Hybrid CPU/FPGA Architectures(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2003)
Recently emerging CPU/FPGA hybrid chips are becoming extremely important components, contributing to the creation of a family of COTS hardware platforms for future RTEC systems. System software for these hybrids must provide a fairly general set of capabilities to support the widening range of applications. But at the same time, it also must be capable of providing the specialized support required to satisfy a particular application's interfacing and performance needs.
Model-Based Data Inversion to Estimate Accumulation Rate of Polar Ice Sheets(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2003)
Researchers will develop numerically efficient model-based signal processing algorithms to invert collected remote sensing data. They will estimate the density and thickness profiles of the near-surface internal layers by model-based data inversion, and use them to compute the snow accumulation rate.
SGER: System-Level Network Modeling(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2003)
Researchers will explore new techniques for design of advanced networking services. Specifically, they will concentrate on understanding and predicting emergent behaviors resulting from interactions between and among services and infrastructure elements.
Workshops: Support for Wireless Networking Workshop and PI Meeting(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2003)
ITTC researchers will ccontinue to support the National Science Foundation in developing a comprehensive research program in innovative and advanced wireless networking systems. This project proposes to extend their initial work in eliciting research problems through their NSF/FCC Workshop on the Future of Spectrum: Technologies and Policies.
Development Multilink PPP Technologies from Iridium(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-28-2003)
The Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements (PRISM) project requires communication to the polar regions. Communication coverage in Greenland and Antarctica must be truly mobile, and its implementation requires relatively inexpensive equipment. ITTC researchers selected to use Multilink point-to-point protocol (MLPPP) over the Iridium satellite system. This system has the potential to support the requirements for remote communications for a government contractor.
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment for Joseph Evans(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-18-2003)
Joseph Evans, professor of EECS, will spend the next two years at the National Science Foundation, directing a program within the Division of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research.
Interoperability Testing of Bluetooth Devices: Prototype & Implementation(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2003)
ITTC intends to fill a role complementary to the certification process and aims to measure the interoperability and ease of use of Bluetooth products.
KU High Altitude Balloon Experiment System and the KUBESat-1 Project(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2003)
The primary goal of this program is to design, build, test, and operate a satellite-like vehicle, commonly called a BalloonSat. It will contain one or more experiments and will be launched on a weather balloon.
SmartXAutofill(Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2003)
SmartXAutofill is an intelligent assistant that automates data entry for XML documents by predicting the values of the XML fields. Our technology supports the complexity and nested structures of XML grammars, and incorporates approximate predictive techniques from Machine Learning. SmartXAutofill achieves much higher accuracy then current auto-complete technologies can offer.
ITR: Computation and Communication in Sensor Webs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2003)
We will advance sensor web research by prototyping a machine model that integrates computing and communications requirements. The broader impacts of this work include applications to networking and wireless devices, computer architecture, device technologies, and higher-level abstract embedded systems design. This work will lead to future collaborations, both within the department and outside it, between the investigators and researchers in these areas.
Optimal Space-Time Waveform Design of Adaptive, Multi-Mode Radar(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2003)
This project will result in the mathematical and algorithmic knowledge required to construct adaptive space-time transmit waveforms that are optimal with respect to specific performance criteria. The efficacy of these methods shall be demonstrated and evaluated using numerical simulations and other mathematical measures.
Community Workshop on Computational Simulation and Visualization Environment of Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-15-2003)
Researchers are intending to shift the emphasis of earthquake engineering research from current reliance on physical testing to integrated experimentation, computation, theory, databases, and model-based simulation. The upcoming workshop will help support this shift while developing a supportive collaboration for earthquake engineering research and education.
High Resolution Ice Thickness and Plane Wave Mapping of Near-Surface Layers(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-15-2003)
Researchers are developing two compact radar systems. The first radar measures ice thickness, deep internal layers with high resolution, and basal conditions. The second radar will detect near-surface internal layers. This data will help scientists understand important glacial processes relevant to glacier dynamics and ice sheet mass balance.
KU Antenna Range Improvements (cont)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-23-2003)
This project will increase the abilities of the University of Kansas Outdoor Antenna Range. The project's sponsor, Honeywell FM&T, will provide technical support.
PMD Characterization of Installed Fiber(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2003)
Researchers are continuing work to understand how polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) affects installed (buried) fiber cables. They are researching how this behavior might impact the reliability of a a fiber-optic network.
The Future of Spectrum: Technologies and Policies Workshop, May 28-29, 2003.(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2003)
The National Science Foundation Workshop on The Future of Spectrum is to determine the state-of-the-art in radio hardware and software technologies, consider spectrum management policy alternatives and report to NSF on possible research directions. The workshop will be held in Washington, DC at the end of May 2003 and bring together approximately 75 participants.
Distributed Scheduling Aspects for Time-Critical Targeting(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-07-2003)
KU researchers will work with three other universities to develop a system, ensuring the effective execution of computations. The communication devices have parts distributed across a number of different physical components in a distributed real-time embedded (DRE) system. KU will concentrate on two major research tasks as a subcontractor on this DARPA project.
Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements (PRISM) Project (supplement) (Status: Active -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2003)
The system will be developed to collect, process, and analyze data in real time and in conjunction with a priori information derived from archived sources. The combined real-time and archived information will be used onboard the vehicles to select and generate an optimum sensor configuration.
Investigation of AQUA Response to Stratiform Precipitation Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-01-2003)
Researchers will study the characteristics of cold extra-tropical storms. These are quite different from normal precipitation systems in the tropics. They will begin looking at cloud physics parameters by using microwave sensors.
Model-Based Signal Processing Algorithm for MIDP GPR(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-21-2003)
Researchers will develop an algorithm to help scientists learn what exists underneath Mars' surface. ITTC will perform the work under a two-year subcontract with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Flexible Wireless Systems for Rapid Network Evolution (Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2003)
ITTC researchers are developing, implementing, and demonstrating an ultra-wideband communications system based on hundreds to thousands of individual carrier channels. Such systems will allow the rapid deployment of new wireless Internet services.
Protocol, Profile, and Interoperability Testing of Bluetooth Devices(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-15-2002)
ITTC researchers will test whether the Bluetooth components are capable of interacting as intended.Bluetooth devices are only as useful as their ability to communicate and interoperate with other Bluetooth devices. Thus, we will perform interoperability tests based on Bluetooth protocols and profiles.
Automated Test Generation in Intelligent Systems (GENISYS)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2002)
ITTC will provide research and development to help EDAptive develop GENISYS tools.
Electronic Sensor System Engineering and Capture Environment (ESSENCE) (Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2002)
Resarchers will continue to develop Rosetta analysis tools for EDAptive. The year-long project will have four technical areas of research and development.
Ice-thickness Measurement over the Patagonian Glaciers and the Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, Antarctica(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-2002)
ITTC researchers will use airborne radar to measure the ice thickness of the Pagagonian ice fields in Chile and two different glaciers in Antarctica. This will be the first time the radar will attempt to measure a temperate ice sheet.
Quantifying the Temporal Characteristics of Congestion Events in the Internet(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2002)
ITTC researchers will conduct research on a Quality of Service (QoS) metric for the Internet that can be understood easily and used in the design of future packet networks. While QoS mechanisms have not been widely developed in the past because of their complexity and their misunderstood role in user performance, they could play a crucial role in the future design of packet networks
Quantifying the Temporal Characteristics of Congestion Events in the Internet (supplement) (Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2002)
This supplement will help ITTC researchers conduct research on a Quality of Service (QoS) metric for the Internet that can be understood easily and used in the design of future packet networks. While QoS mechanisms have not been widely developed in the past because of their complexity and their misunderstood role in user performance, they could play a crucial role in the future design of packet networks.
Collaborative Project: Expansion and Enhancement of the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Program(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-16-2002)
The program will expand and improve on existing non-software-engineering Internet security courses. Given the vast amount of banking transactions, electronic commerce, and medical information systems, security requirements for these systems far exceed traditional security requirements for networks.
Radar Sounding and Airborne High-Resolution Mapping of Near-Surface Layers of the Greenland Ice Sheet(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2002)
ITTC researchers will continue developing and fine-tuning radar to measure ice sheet thickness and snow accumulation rates. This radar will improve data collection over outlet glaciers and transition zones.
System Level Design of Embedded Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-2002)
This research program will develop and demonstrate capabilities that analyze the complex interactions between heterogeneous, embedded system component domains. The research plan involves three major objectives.
Development of a Monostatic/Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar System for Two-Dimensional Mapping of Basal Ice Conditions(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2002)
A Ph.D. student in electrical engineering will develop a radar to help gather data on the basal conditions of the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. The two-dimensional mapping radar system, similar to a topography map, will help establish more accurate ice flow models. Researchers will have evidence to help evaluate their theories on the melting polar ice sheets.
Stochastic Systems and Control(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2002)
The major focus of this proposal is the applications of a stochastic calculus for a fractional Brownian motion to stochastic systems, identification and control.
KU Antenna Range Capability Upgrade(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-20-2002)
The Radar Sensing and Remote Systems Laboratory will upgrade the University of Kansas Outdoor Antenna Range during the four-month project. The project description includes a detailed listing of the improvements.
A Radar Sounder for Measuring Sea Ice Thickness: A Feasibility Study(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2002)
Prasad Gogineni, Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, and his team will create a wide-band radar that operates over a frequency range of 10-230 MHz. This will allow the radar to tell the difference between thicker ice caps and sea ice. It will be tested on the sea ice off the Alaska coast. Researchers will develop an instrument that is capable of direct measurements of ice thickness and can be put on an airplane to minimize environmental impact. The radar would have extensive mapping capabilities and could replace limited submarine and satellite sonar.
Validation of AMSR Snow Depth on Sea Ice Retrievals Using an Airborne Pulse Radar(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2002)
The Remote Sensing Laboratory at ITTC is performing research to develop an airborne, stepped-pulse radar that will be able to validate the data on snow depth over sea ice, obtained by NASA's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Microwave Imager (SSM/I) using a satellite-based passive microwave algorithm.
Characterize API for Real-Time Computing Systems and Test upon Processor Upgrades (CART)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-07-2002)
ITTC will perform basic research and development of mechanisms for specifying complex testing interfaces and will develop techniques for generating tests when the API interface is not available to the testing procedure. We will help develop translators for generating test vectors for appropriate interfaces, and we will develop techniques for defining input signals directly and for generating test sequences of multiple test inputs.
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics (BDEI): Biodiversity Information Organization Using Taxonomy (BIOT)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2002)
This project proposes to build upon existing work at the University of Kansas related to information discovery, retrieval, and delivery.
IP QoS in Broadband Wireless Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2002)
This project addresses the question of how to carry multiple types of traffic with multiple levels of service over the wireless environment. Specifically, the goal is to build a protocol or a mechanism that will allow integrating the wireless environment (represented by the MAC layer) with the QoS architectures proposed for the wired networks (e.g., the Internet Diffserv and Intserv architectures).
Modeling Ultra-Dense, Ultra-High Speed WDM Fiber Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2002)
The goal of this new effort is to expand the functionality and operability of this code, to rigorously test it, and to use it to model dense WDM situations of interest to Sprint TP&I. The functionality and operability of the code will be expanded to allow the greatest possible flexibility in modeling the widest possible range of WDM networks with the least possible operator expertise.
eCIS (Enterprise Component Integration System) Tool Development(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-01-2001)
This project focuses on investigating and developing enterprise component integration system (eCIS) tools. Three main areas are addressed: (1) defining classification schemes for application domains, (2) defining adaptation architectures, and (3) defining adaptation components.
Wideband Planar (HDTV) Antenna(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-24-2001)
Many TV antennas do not operate well under multipath signal conditions. Those antennas that are more effective in dealing with multipath signals often have a limited response bandwidth, and some are characterized by a large wind area, creating a "sail" which is easily damaged in moderate to high winds. ITTC researchers are developing antennas with the ability to reduce the negative effects of multipath signals, while offering a wider bandwidth and resistance to wind effects.
Ultra-High-Capacity Optical Communications and Networking: III-nitride Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Optical Communications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 11-01-2001)
The concepts of this project are distinct from recent mainstream research and development efforts. Through its success, this research may bring a technological breakthrough in fiber-optic networks, as well as the introduction into commerical applications, all optic packet switches.
Mobile Sensor Web for Polar Ice Sheet Measurement (PRISM)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-2001)
The system will be developed to collect, process, and analyze data in real time and in conjunction with a priori information derived from archived sources. The combined real-time and archived information will be used onboard the vehicles to select and generate an optimum sensor configuration.
Development of a Fused Ice Classification Scheme(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-20-2001)
We propose to investigate automated learning techniques to generate classification heuristics that will allow ARKTOS to classify sea-ice in all areas of the Arctic, and, to develop techniques for the assimilation of the results of sea-ice classification algorithms, generating ice concentration maps for the whole Arctic region.
Acquisition of Equipment to Support Lightwave and Microwave Research(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2001)
We propose an equipment grant to enhance ongoing and future lightwave communications and radar remote sensing research and education at the University of Kansas.
Scalable Performance Models for Large Scale Networks with Correlated Traffic(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-16-2001)
This project aims to study high-speed access networks, as these types of networks have been shown to have highly correlated and bursty traffic.
Using Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) to Identify and Correct Errors in Integrated Waybills(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2001)
Case Based reasoning (CBR) is both a problem-solving methodology as well as a theory of reasoning and memory based on the experiences of human reasoning. A CBR system is an intelligent, problem solving system that reasons by retrieving relevant cases from its memory.
PNNI Simulator: Performance Evaluation Studies and Continued Development(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-16-2001)
This project is a continuation of a current Sprint-funded project, of which the initial development phase of the PNNI (Private Network-Network Interface) simulator is now complete. One focus of this project's continued work is in finding the full value of the simulator, which has yet to be demonstrated through its use in more extensive performance evaluation studies. A second focus is the continued development of the simulator capabilities, as new features or modifications are required by the needs of specific experiments of interest to Sprint.
Traffic Modeling for Network Engineering(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-16-2001)
The basis of this project is the study of ATM call models, analysis of which has been thus far focused on examining the statistical properties of the data on different time scales. Two primary centers of study are on the relationship between coarse time-scale measurements and fine time-scale measurements, and on the characterization of the long-range dependence (LRD) properties of the data.
Intelligent Knowledge Management Environments(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-25-2001)
The purpose of this project is to define and demonstrate an intelligent knowledge management environment to assist the Defense Information Technology Testbed (DITT)/University After Next (UAN) in providing an advanced reach-back capability for commanders, staff, and other users who have time-critical needs.
Software Architectures for Autonomous Communications Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-12-2001)
This program will serve as a catalyst to the formation of a synergistic research group of faculty within the state of Kansas in the general areas of embedded and distributed real-time systems.
Verification of UML Meta-Models(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-11-2001)
The MetaV project is developing tools and techniques for verification of UML meta models developed under the DARPA MoBIES program. UML meta models are used to describe the syntax and semantics of domain-specific modeling languages.
An Autonomous Mobile Radar for Temperate Ice Thickness Measurements(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-02-2001)
We propose to develop an autonomous mobile radar system for measuring the thickness and water content of glaciers in temperate regions of the world.
Systems Level Design Language (SLDL) Development [Rosetta Tools & Techniques](Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-2001)
The efforts of Perry Alexander and his colleagues indicate that a requirements- or constraints-specification language for systems on chips (SOC) is possible. Until now, the systems industry has cobbled together existing, but less suitable languages. Dubbed the Rosetta Project after the tablets that cracked the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics the group's undertaking in system language development parallels a time in the 1980s when hardware complexity had outstripped the language that tested it.
Quality Access to Online Health Information Based on User Profiles(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-15-2001)
The goal of this project is to develop high-quality access to health information that is available on the World Wide Web for use by individuals and hospital personnel. This project will develop and deploy a "one-stop-shopping" site for high-quality information.
Wireless Smart Devices and Their Coordination(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-10-2001)
The proposed research will support Ambient Computing, Inc.'s efforts to develop innovative technologies for smart infrastructure, and in particular wireless sensors that will be coordinated by a distributed software system called the MetaOS. The University of Kansas will test and evaluate the hardware and software systems developed by the company.
CAREER/EPSCoR: Cooperative Agents for Conceptual Search and Browsing of World Wide Web Resources(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2001)
What is needed is not just a search engine that produces better results, but rather an organization of the search results based on the concepts contained on the various Web pages. The search process must also become more diverse, removing the incredible demand placed on the handful of popular search sites.
Development of 40 Gb/s Test Capability(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2001)
A good understanding in 40 Gb/s optical systems will help Sprint in the decision-making process for the technical planning and integration. The goal of this research it to develop basic capabilities in support of 40 Gb/s optical signal transmission, transport, and reception to support future research thrusts requiring this capability.
Low Coherent, High Resolution WDM Reflectometry for Fiber Length Measurement(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-01-2000)
This project aims to test a method that measures the path length in an optical fiber accurately and dynamically. This method combines the traditional low-coherent reflectometry implementation with modern wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technology.
Remote Sensing of East Antarctic Ice Streams(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-2000)
This research is aimed at determining the mass balance of East Antarctic ice streams by using surface, airborne and space-borne (in particular, RADARSAT) measurements of relevant ice stream characteristics.
Development of a Micropower Impulse Radar Based System for Detecting Vehicles at Railroad Crossings(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-13-2000)
The development effort is divided into six phases during which the technology will be designed, built, and tested before it is installed at the final pilot site of Maywood, Illinois. RSL will design an ultra-wideband radar system, build a working prototype, and test the hardware and software on a local site resembling the final pilot site.
Architecture for Space Based Internets [SBI](Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-2000)
This three-year NASA project is an extension of ITTC's longstanding work and reputation in the area of Rapidly Deployable Radio Networks (RDRN). The techniques and data ITTC researchers gleaned from this wireless, high-speed communication system for moving military units in the field will now be applied to satellites orbiting in space.
Fault Tolerant Flight Control Using Adaptive Predictive Control(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-10-2000)
This project aims to continue development of identification and adaptive control, as well as the application of these methods to flight control systems.
An ATM Call Model for Traffic Engineering(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-2000)
This project will make use of measurement capabilities to collect traffic data, to develop statistical call models from the data, and to show how these models can be useful for traffic engineering.
Complexity, Implementation, and Management Trade-offs for Traffic Aggregation in Future Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-30-2000)
The quality of service (QoS) experienced by the customer is determined by how well the network can allocate the resources required for optimal performance of each customer's task.
Architecture and Prototype of an Ambient Computational Environment (ACE) [DARPA](Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-29-2000)
This 2.5-year effort complements ITTC's significant and ongoing work in the field of ambient computational environments, also known as ACE.
Fabrication error Indexed eXamples and Solutions (FIXS)(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-16-2000)
A research project at the University of Kansas has developed a fabrication repair database. The repair database software, Fabrication error Indexed eXamples and Solutions (FIXS), examines fabrication errors of steel bridge members when detected in the plant and recommends corrective action.
Computer Generation of True 3-D (T3D) View for Medical Images(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-15-2000)
ITTC research and development will enable "preprocessing" of medical images before they are viewed. This will allow physicians greater and more effective visual access into the human body.
Network Capacity Trade-offs for Traffic Aggregation in Future Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-2000)
Evaluation of traffic handling mechanisms for support of Quality of Service (QOS) on the Internet will be a continuing technical issue, impacting network engineering and design. By incorporating sensitivity analysis, this research will provide a tool for long-term planning to show how the various traffic-handling mechanisms will react to growth in network traffic.
Torsion of Exterior Girders: Improved Design Aid(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-2000)
The proposed work has the potential to achieve better quality and less expensive design of highway bridges for Kansans. The improved design aid would allow rapid and accurate evaluation of proposed construction bracing schemes.
Development and Evaluation of a Range-Gated Step-Frequency Radar(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 12-15-1999)
The Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory is currently working to develop and test a range-gated, step-frequency (RGSF) radar. The primary objectives are to design and build radar operating over the frequency range from 10 to a 1,000 MHz in different modes, and to test its performance in measuring properties of soils that may be similar to Martian soils.
Ambient Computational Environments (ACE) [National Science Foundation](Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-03-1999)
The first of ITTC's Ambient Computational Environment (ACE) projects, this four-year contract with the National Science Foundation supports the equipment needed to create futuristic rooms, or "smart rooms," both in Nichols Hall and elsewhere on KU's campus.
Advanced Semiconductor Research Group in the State of Kansas(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-1999)
The goal of this project is to establish an Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) in semiconductors that is dedicated to the advancement of the group III-nitride (GaN and related compounds) wide band gap semiconductors.
Measurement of the Thickness of the Greenland Ice Sheet and High-Resolution Mapping of Internal Layers(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-15-1999)
As part of a long-term study, researchers from the Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) travel north to Greenland almost every year to measure the ice sheet thickness. The objective of the project is to determine the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet with an ultimate goal of directly linking ice sheet variations to changes in global sea level.
Network Monitoring for Performance Analysis and for Enabling Network-Aware Applications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-1999)
This project entails the development and deployment of a NGI service that addresses "network-aware" issues and provides information on network components, network systems, and applications. This service is called ENABLE: Enhancing of Network-aware Applications and BottLeneck Elimination.
Open Control Architectures(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-21-1999)
The provision of new services on current and future high-speed networks will require network elements to be flexible and easily controlled. To enable this, a simple, powerful, and flexible network control mechanism is needed.
Stochastic Adaptive Control and Related Topics(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-1999)
The intent of this research is to investigate a variety of control stochastic problems.
A Case Reflective Negotiation Model(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-16-1999)
Teams of agents representing independent, and often competitive, resource constraints must negotiate with one another to ensure that good enough solutions are provided soon enough to be useful. Negotiations concerning a single resource allocation are challenging enough, but a real solution to the real problem must consider how to conduct negotiations and allocate multiple resources to multiple consumers under a wide range of constraints.
Innovative Active Networking Services(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-04-1999)
This project aims to integrate developed active networking components into an operational system, develop innovative active networking services, implement a significant active networking testbed, and extend the testbed to additional sites--all of which constitutes a substantial step toward the realization of active networking.
High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer for Optical System Link Quality Monitoring(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-1999)
During this yearlong project, the team investigated various ways to build an ultra high-resolution, optical spectrum analyzer that had good resolution, wide spectrum range and compact size.
Optical Domain Signal Analyzer(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-1999)
Researchers at ITTC will build an ultra high-resolution, optical spectrum analyzer that has good resolution, wide spectrum range and compact size. They will also produce a prototype of the high-resolution spectral analyzer technology.
PMD Characterization on an Active Fiber Link(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-1999)
The purposes of this research are to learn more about the dynamics of adaptive PMD compensation, and to validate the principles and effectiveness of a PMD compensation approach developed recently by the researchers at ITTC.
Reporting System to Improve Safety of the Blood Supply(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-1999)
ITTC researchers are refining a search engine they developed in the ISIM laboratory. This engine will allow blood banks to have a dynamic system rather than the static one they have now. It will permit blood banks to look at their previous records on a database to identify similar adverse situations as ones reported across the country. It will provide access to a national database as well to identify nation-wide trends.
Multi-Dimensional Companding Based Sonoelasticity and Scatterer Size Imaging with the TMS230-Based System(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-01-1999)
The employment of the Texas Instruments TMS320DSP along with the KUMC imaging algorithm could potentially open new markets and many other exciting applications for existing imaging technologies.
CISE Research Instrumentation Ambiguity Resolution for Intelligent Systems Using a Cognitive Robot(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-31-1999)
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Speech Language and Hearing (SLH) will purchase equipment which will be dedicated to support research in computer and information science and engineering in the interdisciplinary area of Cognitive Robotics.
Development of a Hybrid RF/Laser Radar(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-08-1999)
In July 2001, NASA will launch ICESat. This satellite will provide data on ice sheet thickness in Greenland and Antarctica using the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). This system works like a radar, but uses a laser to make its altitude measurements. NASA already has a similar system orbiting Mars.
Multi-Dimensional Signal Processing Algorithms for Sparse Radar Arrays(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 03-01-1999)
The goals of the TechSat 21 program involve developing the technologies required to successfully implement a concept where multiple, coherently- linked radar satellites are combined in a sparse cluster. This arrangement creates an overall sensor that provides precise angle-of-arrival (AOA) information by matching four measurements (azimuth, elevation, range, and Doppler mapping) with four key target descriptors (three dimensions of location and radial velocity).
Bi-directional Optical Recirculating Loop for Multi Channel WDM Applications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-01-1999)
We investigate and optimize the configurations of bi-directional, fiber-optic recirculating loops to construct a well packaged, user-friendly, bi-directional loop test fundation that can be used in high-speed bi-directional SONET/SDH fiber-optic transmission experiments.
System Support and Performance Evaluation of Conventional and Real-Time ORBs(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 02-01-1999)
The continued development of real-time computing has led to a number of challenges for Sprint. The convergence of distributed and real-time computing could change the way Sprint handles its networks. The future could provide different needs for its customers as well. This project will address these challenges with a number of solutions.
Wireless Network Systems Research(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-01-1998)
This project examines the behavior of the Adaptive Broadband Ltd. (ABL) Radio ATM (RATM) system in the wireless local loop (WLL) environment. This study focuses on the following aspects of the system: characteristics and behavior of the media access layer, MAC behavior under various channel and interference conditions, and use of mobility-support features and measurement-based adaptation.
Development of Radar System for Accumulation Rate Measurements(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-1998)
The goal is to develop ultra-wideband radar for determining accumulation rate, as well as to design and to develop the radar system, by using the latest RF and digital technologies.
High Speed WDM Sub-Carrier Multiplexed Optical Fiber Communication Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-1998)
This project's objective is to investigate high-bit-rate, flexible, fiber-optic communication systems based on the combination of sub-carrier multiplexing (SCM) technique and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology.
Tracking Internal Layers of the Greenland Ice Sheet Using Airborne Radio Echo Sounder Images(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-1998)
The Greenland ice sheet holds a tremendous amount of information about its history and flow in the internal layering structure of the ice. This study uses an existing data set to aid in the understanding and interpretation of glacial processes.
Voice Transport Over ATM(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-01-1998)
The intent of this two-year project is to expand our current studies of AAL2 into the broader arena of Voice Transport over ATM. Another proposal from ITTC (AAL2 Call/Correction Control Signaling, with Joseph Evans as Principal Investigator) will focus on signal/control and implementation issues for AAL2.
Quality of Service Translations(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-16-1998)
The goal of the project is to study Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, measure and analyze the performance of several of these QoS architectures, and develop an interworking framework supporting multiple QoS schemes.
AAL2 Call/Connection Control Signaling(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-01-1998)
Researchers are working on ways to send medium-packet-size data applications more efficiently. The new AAL2 (ATM Adaptation Layer for composite users) will allow the multiplexing of several small data units. This could provide economic advantages along with management simplicity.
Investigation of FPGA Rapid Prototyping of Military Software Radio Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-20-1998)
The objective of this effort is to develop efficient signal processing algorithms for military tactical radio systems.
Broadband Wireless Local Loop(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-1998)
The delivery of integrated data, voice, and video services is increasingly important to both business and residential customers. The project will demonstrate that wireless ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) can be used for the delivery of this multimedia data.
Determination of the Impact of Advanced Traffic Controls on the Performance of Edge/Core ATM Network Architectures(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 1998)
The results of this effort will enable the deployment of an efficient long distance ATM network that meets customer expectations for functionality and quality of service.
Exploiting Open Control of ATM Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-01-1997)
The focus of the project is to separate control plane of networks from the user plane.Employing off-board control and the switchlet concept, the project involves a proof-of-concept implementation and performance study of multiple control architectures sharing resources in the switchlet environment.
High Resolution of Radar Characterization of Ice in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-01-1997)
This project will design and construct a radar system capable of detecting and characterizing layers of ice on Mars to indicate there might once have been water there, suitable for the existence of life.
Integrated Evaluation of Network, System, and Application Software Architecture and Performance Issues in ATM Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 07-01-1997)
This project concentrated on creating the ability to take an integrated view of end-to-end performance.
Rapidly Deployable Radio Network(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 06-20-1997)
The primary objective of the RDRN project is to create architectures, protocols, and prototype hardware and software for a high speed network that can be deployed rapidly in areas of military conflicts or civilian disasters where communication infrastructures are lacking and or destroyed.
KEURP Net and Link(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 05-23-1997)
The goals for Phase I and II have been completed, and a useful reliable World Wide Web site for KEURP is operational. However, there is no mechanism by which KEURP can maintain their site independently. As new information is generated (e.g., yearly research objectives) and as old information needs updating (e.g., the members of various committees), KEURP cannot currently add or update their own Web pages. The goal for Phase III, therefore, is to provide easy-to-use facilities whereby KEURP staff members can remotely add, remove, and update information.
RF Channel Simulator for Wireless Communications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 04-25-1997)
The purpose of the simulator is to provide a laboratory test instrument of revaluating UHF radios.
Multidisciplinary Research in Mine Detection and Neutralization Systems(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-20-1997)
Ground-Penetrating Radar has long been considered as a possible solution for detecting the presence of buried landmines. For obvious reasons, the probability of detection for all mine detection sensors is required to be extremely high, which unfortunately can lead to high false alarm rates when subsurface clutter (e.g., rocks, shell casings) are present. Thus, subsurface target detection is insufficient for demining; target classification is also required. A GPR sensor must collect sufficient information such that subsurface objects can be both detected and classified as either a mine or a clutter object. A major problem with this task is the vast diversity of mine target responses. There are hundreds of different models of mines that have been, or currently being, produced worldwide. In addition, the scattering responses from these mines are dependent on other factors such as soil dielectric and mine depth. A scattering feature common to most mines, but distinct from clutter objects, would thus be ideal for mine detection. There is in fact such a feature--since mines are man-made objects, they generally exhibit geometric symmetries that are not commonly found in clutter objects such as rocks. These symmetries manifest themselves in specific scattering responses as a function of spatial position and polarization. Our research involves exploiting this feature to reduce the false alarm rate associated with GPR demining. We use group theoretic techniques to identify all bistatic scattering features that are associated with a given symmetry. We also use group theoretic techniques to construct bistatic array processing algorithms for detecting and classifying subsurface targets. We likewise have developed and implemented a 3-dimensional, bistatic, Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) reverse-time migration-imaging algorithm such that detection and symmetry classification can be achieved with fine resolution. The efficacy of these techniques has been demonstrated using bistatic radar measurements collected at our GPR test facility.
Near-field Subsurface Imaging and Symmetry Detection(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-20-1997)
Our research involves exploiting this feature to reduce the false alarm rate associated with GPR demining. We use group theoretic techniques to identify all bistatic scattering features that are associated with a given symmetry.
ATM Adaptation Layer for Composite Users (AAL-CU) Research(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-1997)
This project will provide a detailed performance evaluation of the new AAL-CU, including comparisons with AAL1 and AAL5 alternatives and recommendations for appropriate protocol parameter values.
The Pricing of Services in ATM Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-01-1997)
The ultimate goal is to identify properties of a pricing structure for a commercial ATM network which best achieves the objectives of the network provider, as well as customer's goals.
MAGIC II(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 08-23-1996)
A Large-Scale Internetwork Supporting High Speed Distributed Storage.
Lightwave Communications Systems Research(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 01-31-1996)
Research into utilizing the latest electronic and lightwave devices to take advantage of the full potential of optical fiber.
A Large-Scale Internetwork Supporting High Speed Distributed Storage, Processing, and Applications - MAGIC II(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 1996)
The current MAGIC Gigabit Testbed (MAGIC-I) has demonstrated a high-speed, wide-area IP/ATM testbed that supports a real-time terrain visualization application and a high-speed, distributed storage system. The MAGIC-II effort extends that environment by connecting the MAGIC-I testbed to other wide-area IP/ATM testbeds and adding a variety of capabilities that enable large-scale, distributed information systems.
CDMA Capacity Assessment for Personal Wireless Communications(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 10-09-1995)
The project assesses the capacity of a cellular personal communications system using code-division-multipe-access (CDMA).
Kansas Participation in Sea Winds Instrument Activities(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 09-15-1995)
SeaWinds is a scanning scatterometer that will fly on a Japanese spacecraft (ADEOS-II), which is also be equipped with an AMSR scanning multifrequency radiometer. Both instruments scan in conical patterns with complete coverage of the ocean surface.
A Wireless Extension to the ACTS ATM Internetwork(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 1994)
Wireless ATM based services will provide the ability to seamlessly use advanced communications services independent of a connection to the wired infrastructure.
ACTS ATM Internetwork(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 1994)
THE ACTS ATM Internetwork (AAI) will be composed of a large number of network elements, connected by both ATM DS-3 (45 Mb/s) and OC-12c (622 Mb/s) satellite (ACTS) facilities.
Research on Gigabit Gateways: Access to Future Public Switched Networks(Status: Completed -- Project Award Date: 1992)
Gateways between local area, high speed connectionless (CL) networks and connection oriented (CO) wide area B-ISDN do not exist today. This research is focusing on advancing the state of the art in gateways that connect high speed CL premises equipment and long distance CO networks
(Status: Completed)
The objective of this project is the implementation and demonstration of a complete adaptive voice/data network, including switches and terminal units, based on wireless asynchronous transfer mode technology.
A Functional Programming Environment for Design and Implementation of High Performance Radio and Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing Functions (Status: Completed)
A research project to design and implement a system that will allow for the rapid development of adaptive computing systems.
Accessing Sources with Diverse Ontologies (Status: Completed)
We are developing a system where each agent creates and learns conceptualizations, or ontologies, which are useful for its individual purposes, but it also shares its knowledge to improve group problem solving performance. Our work shows that multiagent learning of ontologies among individual agents with diverse conceptualizations is feasible and these learned ontologies can be used by the agents to improve group search performance for related semantic concepts through experience in the problem domain.
An Advanced Telecommunication Network Signaling Model (Status: Completed)
This research project is developing a new simulation architecture called the Advanced Telecommunications Network Signaling Model (ATNSM).
An Investigation of Communication System Performance in a Hospital Environment (Status: Completed)
The reduction in transmit power translates into reduced remote unit energy consumption and hence increased operating time.
An Investigation of Software Radio Techniques (Status: Completed)
We intend to investigate the implementation of a totally configurable radio system using off-the-shelf DSP microprocessors and field programmable gate arrays.
Analysis and Modelling of ATM Traffic (Status: Completed)
In this project, trace data from the Sprint network is analyzed and stochastic models, those based on probability, are developed to describe the ATM traffic.
Analytic and Simulation Based Models for the Investigation of Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Waveform Detectability (Status: Completed)
The goal of this research consists of investingating two distinct interrelated problems.
ATM Available Bit Rate Service Simulation Models (Status: Completed)
This project involves the development of simulation models of the ATM forum Available Bit Rate (ABR) traffic management specification.
ATM Reference Traffic System (Status: Completed)
We are building the ATM Reference Traffic System (ARTS), which will address objective evaluation and verification of network performance and interoperability in several ways.
Autonomous Negotiating Teams (ANTs) (Status: Completed)
Investigators Costas Tsatsoulis and Douglas Niehaus are applying a case-based, reflective negotiation (CRN) problem-solving approach to their ANTs project. They will integrate case-based reasoning (CBR) and utility theory and apply them to virtual reality scenarios.
Collection and Application of ATM Network Performance Characteristics (Status: Completed)
Even with several on-going efforts collecting specific performance data from the AAI and MAGIC networks, there is a need to capture the information from other Sprint experiments in the Technology Integration and Operations Center (TIOC) in Overland Park, Kansas.
Corpus Linguistics for Information Retrieval (Status: Completed)
This research uses corpus linguistics techniques to automatically discover word similarities directly from the contents of an untagged tectual database and to incorporate that information in an information retrieval system.
Data Discovery on the Information Highway (includes ProFusion and ProFilter) (Status: Completed)
A research project to investigate methods to reduce the clutter when searching on-line information.
Data Mining of Blood Incident Databases (Status: Completed)
The goal of the project is to mine very large databases of blood incidents and identify patterns that can lead us to a better understanding of why such incidents occur and how we can minimize them.
Deformable Models for Computer Vision (Status: Completed)
The principal objective of this research project is the development and application of deformable models for computer vision.
Development and Testing of Advanced Signaling Protocols for ATM Networks (Status: Completed)
This project will investigate the signaling issues associated with creating and maintaining SVSs in broadband networks.
Development of a Large-scale ATM Network Simulation Environment (Status: Completed)
We are assisting the team (NRL, Sandia, and SAIC) Sprint has formed to develop a Large-scale ATM Network Simulation Environment (LANSE).
Development of a Wireless HF Packet Radio Modem and Protocol (Status: Completed)
The purpose of this project is to develop a physically small and inexpensive FM transceiver for the remote telemetry market.
Development of Design Rules and Associated Tools for ATM Networks (Status: Completed)
This project involves three tasks, each one distinct but related to the others. Task 1 is focusing on traffic modeling and analysis, Task 2 in focusing on design rules for maintaining Quality of Service (QOS), and Task 3 is providing a general network loading and routing tool to be used for constructing network simulations with the Block Oriented Network Simulator (BONeS) simulation tool.
Distributed Image Analysis and Data Visualization Technology for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (Status: Completed)
The overall objective of the "Distributed Image Analysis and Data Visualization Technology for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning" project between TISL, the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), and the Mayo Clinic is to develop and evaluate technology for distributed image analysis and data visualization over the MAGIC gigabit network.
Distributed, Intelligent Search Agents for the World Wide Web (Status: Completed)
The purpose of this project is to allow distributed information agents to work together to index, retrieve, browse, and visualize information on the WWW.
DSP Radio Algorithm Development with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (Status: Completed)
With this system we developed and tested radio algorithms for the Air Force's "Smart Radio" program.
Enhanced Scalability of Chemical Processes through Narrow-Gap Architectures (Status: Completed)
This team will demonstrate the concept of narrow-gap modules, identify areas for needed technology advancement, and set in motion a program that could permanently advance the chemical industry.
Enhancement of the KU PNNI Performance Evaluation Tools--TP&I (Status: Completed)
Enhancing of Network-Aware Applications and Bottleneck Elimination (ENABLE) (Status: Completed)
The ENABLE project is a DOE-sponsored research project to build an adaptive monitoring infrastructure, a monitor data publishing mechanism, and monitor data analysis tools. We are developing a "grid" service that will provide both of these capabilities. The overall goal of this work is to provide manageability, reliability, and adaptability for high performance applications running over wide-area networks.
Equation Discovery in Databases (Status: Completed)
With the growth in the storage of data in an electronically accessible form, increasing attention is being directed at how better to use this data. The overall process of extracting usable knowledge from electronically stored data is described as Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
Evaluation of Distributed Control and Signaling Infrastructure for ATM Networks (Status: Completed)
The focus of this project is on the creation of a testbed within which the performance of network services and network management can be evaluated.
Formulate (Status: Completed)
Formulate combines the best attributes of spreadsheets and user interaction programming environments (such as HyperCard) in a visual programming language with a consistent semantics.
Formulate Project: End-User Programming Language (Status: Completed)
In brief, programming in Formulate proceeds by using direct manipulation to construct forms, attach objects, and specify equations by which these objects obtain their values.
Generating a Rule Base for Sea Ice Classification (Status: Completed)
The goal of this project is to generate an implementable rule base to assist in the classification of different sea ice types from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite images.
Helios (Status: Completed)
The overall goal of this project is to produce a commercial solar radiation modeling software package, HELIOS.
Intelligent Agents and Multiagent Systems (Status: Completed)
We are developing a Java-based, graphical, robust agent tool-set that allows the easy and quick implementation of agents for a variety of applications.
Intelligent Information Dissemination Server (IIDS) (Status: Completed)
The project involves research in AI, multiagent systems, adaptive and learning agents, CORBA, and heterogeneous databases.
Low Complexity Adaptive Signal Processing Techniques (Status: Completed)
This work has focused on the development of new adaptive signal processing algorithms which are suitable for VLSI implementation.
Novel Digital Speech Compression Techniques (Status: Completed)
The objective of this project is to develop novel medium bit rate speech coding algorithms which are compatible with existing low bit rate coders, and are robust to harsh transmission environments.
Object Motion Analysis for Biomedical Applications (Status: Completed)
This project addresses two fundamental problems in biomedical image analysis: object motion quantification, and shape change characterization.
Plasma Research Laboratory (Status: Completed)
The Plasma Research Laboratory (PRL) is developing new reactive ion etching (RIE) processes for semiconductor device improvement.
ProFilter (Status: Completed)
This technology, called "information filtering," is most approporate for areas of long-term interest, where the user is not attempting to answer a fleeting query but rather wished to keep abreat of a particular area on a continuing basis. The goal of this project is to enhance the information filtering component of ProFusion to produce a new system, called ProFilter. Current information filtering products (Pointcast, MyYahoo) allow users to automatically receive updates selected from a particular collection of vendor-defined information streams. ProFusion, on the other hand, allows users to receive updates on their own queries and thus create their own information streams.
Profusion (Status: Completed)
The goal of this phase is to make ProFusion an intelligent yet efficient information filtering and dissemination system.
Rapid Prototyping for Digital Signal Processing Applications (Status: Completed)
The goals of this research are to develop a methodology for employing computer aided design tools to rapidly and efficiently implement prototype systems using special purpose digital signal processors.
Research on the Real Time Estimation of Traffic Descriptors for High Speed Telecommunications Networks (Status: Completed)
This research program addresses performance monitoring and traffic characterization issues for HSN.
Robust Classification Of Radar And Speech Signals Using A Fault-Tolerant Feed-Forward Neural Network (Status: Completed)
Over the past few years, feed-forward artificial neural networks (FANN) with large number of interconnections between the nodes in the adjacent layers have been successfully used in system classification problems.
Silicon Beaker (Status: Completed)
This exploratory project is investigating the use of VLSI technology in biomedical applications.
SPARTAN - SPrint Applied Research parTners Advanced Network (Status: Completed)
SPARTAN is a research network provided by Sprint for collaborative research on network technologies and their applications.
Speaker-Independent Isolated Word Recognition Using a Feed-Forward Artificial Neural Network (Status: Completed)
The result indicates that a properly trained ANN can provide superior performance in word recognition as compared to the DTW algorithm, especially in a noisy environment.
The Design and Evaluation of Wide-Area Network Navigators for Education (Status: Completed)
The UNITE project is a research and development effort to establish an on time and user friendly means of delivering a full range of information resources to educators and students.
The KUIM Image Analysis System (Status: Completed)
The KUIM image analysis system is a collection of general- and special-purpose image processing and computer vision applications developed at the University of Kansas.
The VISION Digital Video Library System (Status: Completed)
This project has developed a prototypical digital video libary system called VISION (Video Indexing for Searching Over Networks).
Traffic Mangagement and Controls for ATM Networks (Status: Completed)
Several traffic controls will be proposed and studied for CBR, VBR and ABR services. Some of these would function within customer equipment, some at the ATM access point (or User-Network Interface - UNI), and others would be distributed throughout the ATM network.


Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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