Accession Number : ADA614835


Title :   Joint Tactical Networks (JTN)


Descriptive Note : Selected acquisition rept.


Corporate Author : JOINT TACTICAL NETWORKING CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614835.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : Joint Tactical Networks (JTN) develops and sustains portable, interoperable, and mobile ad hoc networking software-defined waveforms for Joint operations, as well as the associated network manager for these waveforms. Networking software-defined waveforms include: the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW), the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform, and the Link-16 waveform. The Joint Enterprise Network Manager supports network management functions (planning, provisioning, monitoring, and controlling) of the SRW, WNW, and MUOS waveforms. These waveforms, as well as 14 other legacy waveforms that have are coded as software-defined waveforms, are capable of operating in a variety of hardware radio platforms for both Programs of Record and commercial, Non-Developmental Items. This model of common Government controlled waveforms and network manager capable of being instantiated upon multiple various hardware radios systems enables Joint interoperability for tactical networks across the military services and fosters a competitive marketplace for multiple vendors to provide competitively priced interoperable products. Project Manager JTN employs a competitive contracting strategy for software sustainment of the waveforms and the network manager to ensure warfighter access to the best technology and innovative capabilities while addressing emerging threats and future requirements via an affordable, operationally effective, and timely framework.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , CONTRACTS , COSTS , INTEROPERABILITY , MOBILE , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , WAVEFORMS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE