Accession Number:

ADA439567

Title:

Tactical Wireless Networking in Coalition Environments: Implementing an IEEE 802.20 Wireless End-User Network Utilizing FLASH-OFDM to Provide a Secure Mobile Extension to Existing WAN

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

This thesis will focus on the area of 802.20 wireless networking as a feasible last mile solution to wireless access in a tactical coalition environment and will be implemented into a series of experiments. Implementation will primarily utilize Flarion s FLASH OFDM Fast, Low-Latency Access with Seamless Handoff Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. Current and future military and homeland security forces, conducting operations in a tactical environment, require instant access to data. Wireless data requires a reliable air-link resource anchored to a viable service platform. Flarions FLASH-OFDM wireless air-link mimics the performance of a high-speed wireline environment. Through Flarions Radio Router base station and mobile data terminal, a Radio Access Network is created. It connects directly to a standard IP Packet Data Network forming a wireless data network. Utilizing this network environment, this thesis intends to document the implementation of a limited objective experiment LOE in support of homeland security and the War on Terrorism WOT specifically, the testing of an IEEE 802.20 network enabling US and key foreign partners to integrate mobile wireless local area network WLAN technologies into a surveillance and target acquisition network program.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE