Accession Number:

ADA588228

Title:

Maritime Operations in Disconnected, Intermittent, and Low-Bandwidth Environments

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The navies of the United States and its allies and coalition partners have come to be increasingly reliant on the availability of stable, high-bandwidth, ship-to-shore satellite communications SATCOM to deliver network and application services. Even before the recent recognition that satellite dependence presents tactical and operational vulnerabilities, work within the five eyes AUSCANNZUKUS alliance and Multinational Maritime Information Systems Interoperability M2I2 coalition communities have progressed architectures designed for Disconnected, Intermittent, and Low-Bandwidth DIL environments. Motivations for these efforts have derived from concerns about satellites being jammed or even shot down during hostilities, and also from concerns about the cost and availability of satellites world-wide. In this paper, we report on solution sets developed for maritime operations in DIL environments, focusing on five areas enhancing line-of-sight communications paths, improving multi-bearer routing, implementing a distributed security architecture, developing applications for distributed operations, and developing a dynamic distributed database to support operations in DIL environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE