Accession Number:

ADA456330

Title:

Layered Communications Architecture for the Global Grid

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A layered communications architecture is advocated for the militarys Global Communications Grid GCG or Global Grid GG, the communications infrastructure of the Global Information Grid GIG. A seven-layer reference model consisting of Mission, Application, Service, Transport, Network, Link, and Physical Layers is introduced the GG corresponds to the Transport and Network Layers. The fundamental concept for military interoperability inherent in the GG architecture, viz., network-centricity, is explained. The importance of layering communications protocols and functions is discussed. Examples of layering communications, management, and security functions are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE