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Link 16 Training, special Link 16 Training focusing on Applications and J Series Messages, Full Course Description

Link 16 Training covering many aspects of Link 16 including applications, mission data and J Series Messages.

Learn how Link 16 like other tactical data links conveys its information in specially formatted messages called J-series messages: composed of sets of fields, each of which is composed, in turn, of prescribed numbers of bits that may be encoded into predetermined patterns to convey specific information.

LINK-16  Overview

  • Tactical Data Link 16
  • LINK-16 Basics
  • Waveform
  • Time Slots
  • Exchange real-time tactical data
  • Architecture
  • Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
  • Synchronization:
  • Acquisition & maintenance of system time
  • Terminal variations
  • Class I, Class II, MIDS (LVT-1, LVT-2, LVT-3)
  • Host platform integration requirements

Link 16 Features

  • Jam resistance, Improved security
  • data rate + ­ amounts & granularity of IE
  • terminal size = allows install in fighter/attack a/c
  • PPLI & Relative navigation
  • Network IDs and References Networks
  • Round-Trip Timing (RTT)
  • Relative Navigation
  • Terminal-Host Interaction
  • J-series messages
  • MIDS-LVT
  • MIDS-LVT System Identification
  • MIDS-LVT System Operation
  • Terminal Initialization & Control
  • Functional Layout & SRU Review
  • System Software
  • Net Number
  • Network Time Reference (NTR)
  • Position Reference
  • Pulse (JTIDS)
  • Precise Participant Location & Identification (PPLI)
  • Recurrence Rate
  • Navigation Controller
  • Recurrence Rate Number (RRN)
  • Relative Navigation (Relnav)
  • Relative Position Quality
  • Reporting Responsibility
  • Stacked Net
  • Subscriber
  • Active Synchronization
  • Passive Synchronization
  • Coarse Synchronization
  • Fine Synchronization
  • Low Fidelity Synchronization
  • Time Quality
  • Time Slot
  • Time Slot Assignment (TSA)
  • Time Slot Block
  • Time Slot Number
  • Track Quality
  • TSA mode

JTIDS Levels of Fidelity Link 16 Operation

  • Airborne Platforms
  • Store Mission Data
  • Own-ship Mission Data
  • Stores
  • New and Legacy
  • Weapons
  • Sensors

Overview of J Series Messages

  • Data link message standard
  • Network Management
  • Precise Participant Location & ID
  • Surveillance
  • Track Management
  • Weapons Coordination & MGMT
  • Control
  • Platform and System Status
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Threat Warning
  • National use
  • Others
  • STANAG 5516
  • MIL-STD-6016B/C
  • OP-SPEC 516

Fixed-format messages

  • JTIDS and MIDS use
  • J-series
  • J Message Structure
  • 256 Messages
  • 5 bit label and 3 bit sublabel
  • Categories

Network Management Messages

  • 0 Initial Entry
  • 1 Test
  • 2 Network Time Update
  • 3 Time Slot Assignment
  • 4 Radio Relay Control
  • 5 Repromulgation Relay
  • 6 Communication Control
  • 7 Time Slot Reallocation
  • 0 Connectivity Interrogation
  • 1 Connectivity Status
  • 2 Route Establishment
  • 3 Acknowledgment
  • 4 Communication Status
  • 5 Net Control Initialization
  • 6 Needline Participation Group Assignment

Precise Participant Location and Identification

  • 0 Indirect Interface Unit PPLI
  • 2 Air PPLI
  • 3 Surface PPLI
  • 4 Subsurface PPLI
  • 5 Land Point PPLI
  • 6 Land Track PPLI

Surveillance

  • 0 Reference Point
  • 1 Emergency Point
  • 2 Air Track
  • 3 Surface Track
  • 4 Subsurface Track
  • 5 Land Point or Track
  • 6 Space Track
  • 7 Electronic Warfare Product Information
  • Anti-submarine Warfare
  • 4 Acoustic Bearing and Range

Intelligence

  • 0 Amplification Message

Information Management

  • 0 Track Management
  • 1 Data Update Request
  • 2 Correlation
  • 3 Pointer
  • 4 Track Identifier
  • 5 IFF/SIF Management
  • 6 Filter Management
  • 7 Association
  • 0 Unit Designator
  • 1 Mission Correlator Change
  • 0 Command

Weapons Coordination and Management

  • 2 Engagement Status
  • 3 Hand Over
  • 5 Controlling Unit Report
  • 6 Pairing
  • 0 From the Weapon
  • 1 To the Weapon
  • 2 Weapon Coordination Control
  • 0 Mission Assignment
  • 1 Vector
  • 2 Precision Aircraft Direction
  • 3 Flight Path
  • 4 Controlling Unit Change
  • 5 Target/Track Correlation
  • 6 Target Sorting
  • 7 Target Bearing

Platform and System Status

  • 0 Airfield Status Message
  • 2 Air Platform and System Status
  • 3 Surface Platform and System Status
  • 4 Subsurface Platform and System Status
  • 5 Land Platform and System Status

Electronic Warfare

  • 0 Parametric Information
  • 2 Electronic Warfare Control/Coordination

Threat Warning

  • 0 Threat Warning

Imagery

  • 0 Imagery

Weather Over Target

  • 0 Weather Over Target

National UseJ28.0 U.S. National 1 (Army)

  • 1 U.S. National 2 (Navy)
  • 2 U.S. National 3 (Air Force)
  • 2 (0) Text Message
  • 3 U.S. National 4 (Marine Corps)
  • 4 French National 1
  • 5 French National 2
  • 6 U.S. National 5 (NSA)
  • 7 UK National
  • J29 National Use (reserved)
  • J30 National Use (reserved)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 0 Over-the-Air Rekeying Management
  • 1 Over-the-Air Rekeying
  • 7 No Statement

Network Participation Group (NPG)

  • 1 Initial Entry
  • 2/3 RTT-A/RTT-B
  • 4 Network Management
  • 5/6 PPLI and Status
  • 7 Surveillance
  • 8 Mission Management/
  • Weapons Coordination
  • 9 Control
  • 11 Image Transfer
  • 12/13 Voice A/B
  • 18 Network Enabled
  • Weapons
  • 19/20 Fighter-to-Fighter A&B
  • 21 Engagement
  • Coordination
  • 27 Joint Net PPLI
  • 28 Distributed Network Management

Link 16 Messages applied to F35 Mission Systems and Sensor Fusion

  • F35 Mission System overview
  • Operating software
  • Avionics
  • Integrated electronic sensors
  • Displays
  • Communications systems
  • Collection and sharing data
  • Situational awareness
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL)
  • Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar
  • Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)
  • Distributed Aperture System (DAS)
  • Missile detection and tracking
  • Launch point detection
  • Situational awareness IRST & cueing
  • Weapons support
  • Day/night navigation
  • Fire control capability
  • Precision tracking of aircraft for tactical maneuvering
  • Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)
  • Forward-looking infrared (FLIR)

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