8. Open Architecture in Tactical Networks

  1. George F. Elmasry

Published Online: 16 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118445983.ch8

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) Open Architecture in Tactical Networks, in Tactical Wireless Communications and Networks: Design Concepts and Challenges, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118445983.ch8

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 cellular wireless networks;
  • global information grid (GIG) architecture;
  • high assurance internet protocol encryption (HAIPE);
  • open architecture;
  • protocol stack layer;
  • tactical networks

Summary

This chapter discusses the open architecture applicability to tactical networks from a wider perspective. It assesses the general architecture of commercial cellular wireless networks, highlighting their successful development in terms of excellent coverage and delivery of affordable, yet reliable, services. The chapter focuses on the open architecture adopted after regulations were established through standardization committees, such as the third generation partnership project (3GPP). A true open architecture in software defined radios (SDRs) would mean different vendors producing different layers of the protocol stack, such as plain text IP layer, encryption, cipher text IP layer, and radio layers that adhere to a given standard definition. The global information grid (GIG) architecture calls for the high assurance internet protocol encryption (HAIPE)-based encryption to be the common architecture of the tactical theatre. Optimization of the encrypted core resources will rely on some resource management and QoS techniques implemented at the tactical edge.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

cryptography; military communication; open wireless architecture; software radio; wireless networks