Assured Information Flow Capping Architecture.
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The tactical Air Control System TACS is that set of Tactical Air Force assets used to assess the air and ground situation, and to plan, allocate, commit, and control assigned resources. Previous studies noted that the TACS elements should be more highly distributed to improve survivability in the battlefield of the future. This document reports on the results of the Assured Information Flow Capping Architecture study, which developed governing concepts for communications architectures that can support the information flow requirements of a future, distributed TACS. Architecture comprising existing and planned communications equipment were postulated and compared with a set of goals to identify deficiencies. Architectures using new equipment that resolve many of the deficiencies were then postulated, and areas needing further investigation were identified. Keywords Adaptive networks Assured communications Communications architectures Distributed communications Information flow Message routing Packet switching TACS-2000 and Tactical Communications.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Non-Radio Communications