6. IP-Based Tactical Waveforms and the GIG

  1. George F. Elmasry

Published Online: 16 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118445983.ch6

Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges

Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges

How to Cite

Elmasry, G. F. (2012) IP-Based Tactical Waveforms and the GIG, in Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118445983.ch6

Author Information

  1. XPRT Solutions, Inc., A DSCI Company, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119951766

Online ISBN: 9781118445983

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Keywords:

  • commercial satellite delay;
  • high-band networking waveform (HNW);
  • internet protocol (IP)-based tactical waveforms;
  • joint tactical radio system (JTRS) program;
  • mobile ad hoc networks (MANET);
  • network centric waveform (NCW);
  • tactical global information grid (GIG)

Summary

The joint tactical radio system (JTRS) program continues to play a major role in making internet protocol (IP)-based tactical radios a reality within all department of defense (DoD) networks. This chapter briefly covers the two waveforms, namely high-band networking waveform (HNW) and network centric waveform (NCW). It focuses on the challenging mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) problems such as cross layer signaling, physical layer resource allocations, and topology control and on how they are addressed by the JTRS program. In addition to the HNW and NCW capabilities, the tactical global information grid (GIG) can utilize point-to-point cables, point-to-point high capacity microwave links, and commercial satellite links to create a rich topology and high capacity links, when possible. Satellite delay, in the tactical GIG, is a primary challenge that applications and transport layer protocol developers face.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

military communication; mobile ad hoc networks; radio networks; satellite antennas; transport protocols