Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) specializes in the design, development, and production of a wide spectrum of networking and communication technologies for both military and civilian applications. We provide solutions in domains ranging from the battlefield to vast computer systems, and from wireless and satellite communications to local- and wide-area network protocols.
IAI focuses on improving agility, dominance & resilience in tactical networks including integrated ground, air, and space networks, across all network layers. IAI’s expertise includes optimization theory, graph theory, game theory, information theory, coding theory, and control theory. IAI develops algorithms including cross-layer and crossnetwork design and implements them on configurable radios and smart phones.
IAI’s network monitoring, analysis, and management capabilities include automation, node/network monitoring and performance measurement, support for wireless network and delay-tolerant networking, intelligent network analysis, dynamic and remote (re)configuration, node and group/subnet management, standardcompatible operations, and security
IAI utilizes advanced hardware and software tools and extensive hands-on experience to solve challenges faced by users of large-scale network and protocol evaluations including cost, scale, and fidelity.
IAI specializes in physical layer algorithm, software, and hardware and we are experts in FPGA-based high performance Software Defined Radios (SDRs). SDRs allow implementation of multiple functions on a common hardware platform, have minimum analog front end, and can provide very high throughput. We also have experience with multi-core processor based high performance SDRs including cooperative communications and cognitive radios.
Examples of our work
RFnest™ is the only network channel emulator that supports integration of real nodes and virtual radio/network nodes where the simulated and the real ones communicate seamlessly. Radios and systems tested via RFnest™ experience an RF environmental identical to a field test.
PACR, IAI’s wireless network monitoring tool, allows for reliable communication in Tactical Networks by using an efficient cross-layer negotiation approach to provide users with continuous, uninterrupted service without substantial performance degradation, despite any failures.
CREATE, developed by IAI, is a repeatable, high fidelity, controllable testbed to study and evaluate the physical channel and dynamic spectrum effects in cognitive radio networks.
IANetServSuite is an extendable and integrated network service framework that meets the robustness, scalability, efficiency, and auto-configuration requirements of airborne networks. The framework is robust to network dynamics, easily extendable to add new network service elements, uses network bandwidth efficiently, and is compatible with policy-based management.
MACARM, Multi-Axis Cartesian-based Arm Rehabilitation Machine, is a novel device for the quantitative assessment and rehabilitation of arm movements following a stroke. This device will be the first to facilitate the direct quantitative assessment and training of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which can lead to the development of advanced therapeutic techniques.
SDNA, Self-shielding Dynamic Network Architecture, dynamically alters network appearance and behavior to stop and contain cyber attacks while remaining transparent to the user. SDNA protects against successful network attacks, limits spread if the initial attack succeeds, and finally, provides transparency to the user, application, and operating system.
IAI provides practical and customized solutions focused on improving agility, dominance & resilience in tactical networks including integrated ground, air, and space networks. We have in depth knowledge of advanced technologies and extensive hands-on experience with various networking issues from all layers of the network. IAI’s strength is developing advanced networking technologies from theory to practice. Our theoretical expertise includes optimization theory, graph theory, game theory, information theory, coding theory, and control theory. Algorithm development includes cross-layer and cross-network design. Implementation experience includes configurable radios, smart phones, and RFnest™.
IAI has extensive experience in developing advanced technologies for accurately and efficiently monitoring, analyzing, and (re-)configuring networks to enable reliable and secure communications. We use our expertise in network analysis and troubleshooting to create solutions for network monitoring and performance analysis from tactical radios to enterprise networks. Our key capabilities include automation, node/network monitoring and performance measurement, support for wireless network and delay-tolerant networking, intelligent network analysis, dynamic and remote (re)configuration, node and group/subnet management, standard-compatible operations, and security. We work with several clients, including NASA, AFRL and the Army to address the growing opportunities and challenges of wireless networks in both military and commercial markets.
IAI’s research and development addresses several challenges facing users of large-scale network and protocol evaluations. Currently, empirical wireless network performance evaluation is limited to expensive, non-scalable, and logistically complex real radio experiments or simulations that lack high fidelity and cannot represent the real effects of interactions between the network components and environmental factors. IAI has considerable expertise in addressing the challenge of wireless network evaluation by providing advanced hardware and software, and extensive hands-on experience for both wireless and wired network and protocol evaluation and testing.
IAI specializes in conducting advanced communications research in physical layer algorithm, software, and hardware. Our clients include the Army, Air Force, Navy, DARPA, and NASA. We experts in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based high performance Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for a wide range of applications. Software Defined Radios allow implementation of multiple functions on a common hardware platform, have minimum analog front end, and can provide very high throughput. Multiple SDRs can be synchronized via wired or wireless links to perform cooperative or coherent communications. We also have extensive experience with multi-core processor based high performance SDRs for applications from cooperative communications to cognitive radios.
IAI is a leader in Electromagnetic and Communications System Simulation, using highly efficient High Frequency (HF) and Method of Moment (MoM) based electromagnetic (EM) techniques for applications like high fidelity communications channel modeling, radar cross section calculation, antenna pattern prediction, and communications system performance evaluation. We specialize in High Frequency (HF) method, Method of Moment (MoM), Finite Element Method (FEM), and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) based electromagnetic (EM) techniques. IAI has also developed a hybrid method that seamlessly combines HF and MoM to solve electrically large problems.