Accession Number:

ADA461628

Title:

Data Replication in Low Bandwidth Military Environments - State of the Art Review

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Modern armies are undergoing a revolution in the way information is managed on the battlefield. Voice-based command, control, and communication systems are being complemented by, and in some cases replaced by in whole or in part digital command, control and communication systems. Digital systems offer the promise of increased battlefield awareness through a more systematic and automated distribution of relevant data than is possible with a voice-based communication system. To deliver on this promise, the communication backbone must be capable of distributing digital data among participating command and control nodes with no errors and a timeliness appropriate to the operational scenario. To maintain information superiority, important information must be passed quickly enough to permit the friendly commander to stay within, and act within, the decision cycle of the enemy commander. On the tactical battlefield, the low data throughput and unreliable connectivity of wireless communication links make it difficult to replicate enough data in a timely way to satisfy this objective. This paper reviews the state of the art of data replication mechanisms within a low bandwidth wireless military environment as revealed at a workshop sponsored by The Technical Cooperation Program TTCP, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence C3I Group, Technical Panel 10 TP-10 that was held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 20-22 April, 1999.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE