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6G for DoD

6G for DoD is a 2-day course where participants learn about the Pentagon’s avid interest in 6G technology. Participants also learn what to expect in 6G use cases for the DoD in the future.


The DoD is all in on 6G technology, even though it’s still several years away from becoming a reality.

Last year, the Pentagon backed Open6G, a collaborative initiative between industry and universities, designed to be a catalyst for 6G systems research on open radio access networks, or Open RAN.

Open6G will be the DOD’s center for development, testing and integration of trusted enhancements, supporting an industry and federal government NextG ecosystem pursuing 6G technology goals.

The Pentagon’s 6G project comes after several other government initiatives exploring 6G. For example, in October 2021, a proposed bipartisan bill sought to establish a council and implement 6G broadband access in the U.S.

Additionally, a December 2021 report highlighted the national security importance of 6G technology and its deployment, particularly keeping an eye toward China.

Later, a Center for Strategic & International Studies panel stressed that the policy framework, development and deployment of 6G should be a priority sooner rather than later in order to not fall behind other nations and to learn from 5G mistakes.

The DoD is not shy in explaining its interest in 6G technology.

One of 6G’s expected abilities is to improve location detection to be accurate within centimeters, making technology such as autonomous vehicles practical. However, it has other applications as well, including for drones or other unmanned vehicles that may one day be sent into dangerous environments.

Additionally, some research notes that high-accuracy localization will also improve radar technology, particularly as it relates to mobile devices. Imagine sending a reconnaissance drone to a location with a text message.

Also, with 6G, the DoD hopes to be able to report the location of an enemy unit before it has a chance to strike or delivering critical information about a target’s movement in real time. The amazing data speeds plus extreme coverage make 6G a useful tool for communication in high stakes environments.

Military analysts contend that more rapid communication means more effective operations, leading to shorter conflicts and fewer lives lost.

6G has already become a field for international strategic competition, most notably between the United States and China. By dramatically increasing capacity and lowering latency for wireless-data transmission, 6G promises to enable applications on new orders of magnitude or which are qualitatively new.

Military professionals believe these effects will translate into comparative national economic performance and into military capabilities available to states.

That said, 6G’s performance parameters are still being defined, and its enabling technologies are still in relatively early stages of research and development (R&D).

Nonetheless, both the DoD and China, motivated by their intensifying strategic rivalry, are already prioritizing the technology’s development and exploring its potential for military uses.

Given the potentially significant effects of 6G on national security and economics, coupled with increasingly diverging geopolitical interests between the US and China, competition in this field among the two powers alongside other technologically capable states is expected to intensify.

6G for DoD Training Course by Tonex

6G for DoD is a technology training course that covers the key 6G technologies. Participants will learn how the sixth-generation standard for wireless communications technologies is expected to support DoD 6G communication networks.

Attendees will examine the 6G Vision, 6G Roadmaps, and Technologies being touted for 6G.

There’s also a thorough look at 6G Applications, Use Cases that are part of 6G journey.

Participants also learn how 6G technology is expected to be designed to meet the revolutionary needs of our society, integrated into the 5G network architecture and related wired and wireless communications systems.

Additionally, participants will be exposed to an insightful look into 5G’s possible future role and how it might be melded into the 6G realm.

Who Should Attend

6G Technology Training Course is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Anyone involved in 6G product development
  • Anyone involved in 6G network analysis or planning
  • Anyone involved in 6G design or engineering
  • Professionals who want to upgrade their skills to 6G
  • Anyone else who want to learn latest telecom technologies and want to work for telecom mobile operator and vendor companies
  • Cybersecurity analysts and professionals working in both red and blue teams

6G for DoD

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of 6G Technology Training, participants can:

  • Describe 6G vision and business cases
  • Use 6G information to better prepare business plans for the extended future
  • Better understand how 5G might fit into the 6G paradigm
  • Illustrate the key technologies and building blocks of 6G networks
  • Step through the evolution of 5G to 6G
  • Sketch the end-to-end 6G network architecture, including new radio types, the core network and applications
  • Learn about integration of 6G with THz and VLC Tera Hertz and Visible Light
  • Communications), AI, Digital Twins, Cloud & Edge Computing, Drones, HAPS, HIBS,
  • LEO and GEO Satellites, cybersecurity, and quantum physics.

Course Agenda/Outline

5G, 5G Advanced and 6G Essentials

  • Introduction to IMT-2030
  • 3GPP 6G Roadmaps
  • Beyond 5G (B5G) Technologies
  • 3GPPRelease Rel-15/16/17
  • 3GPPRelease Rel-18 and beyond
  • RedCap (Reduced Capability)
  • NTN (Non-Terrestrial Networks)
  • RIS/RSS (Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface)
    Evolution of 5G-Advanced to 6G
  • 6G Applications and Services
  • ubiquitous mobile ultra-broadband (uMUB)
  • ultra-high data density (uHDD)
  • ultra-high-speed-with-low-latency communications (uHSLLC)
  • 6G System Survey
  • Overview of 6G Technology Building Blocks
  • XR (eXtended Reality)
  • AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning)

6G RAN and Core Network Architecture

  • 6G O-RAN Fundamentals
  • 6G THz/Sub-THz
  • Overview of THZ (Tera Hertz) Communications
  • Overview of Visible Light Communications)
  • 6G RF and Optical Engineering
  • 6G THz and VLC Engineering
  • 6G Cloud & Edge Computing
  • Integration of 6G with WiFi 7 (802.11be)

Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) in 6G

  • Fundamentals of Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) in 5G-Advanced and 6G
  • 5G-Advanced and 6G standardization for NTN
  • High altitude platform station (HAPS)
    HAPS as an IMT BS (HIBS)
  • Role of Drones, HAPS, and HIBS in 6G Deployments
  • Satellite extension of 6G coverage
  • Role of LEO and GEO Satellites in 6G Deployments
  • 6G Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications
  • 6G Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) satellite communications
  • NTN (Non-Terrestrial Networks) extending current NR operations
  • 3GPP supported L-band (within the 1-2 GHz range)
  • 3GPP supported S-band (2-4 GHz range),
  • 3GPP supported Ka-band (17.3-21.2 GHz, 27.0-31.0 GHz ranges)
  • Other Mobility and handover management for NTN in 6G
  • Adaptive protocol and QoS for NTN in 6G
  • NTN and terrestrial network integration
  • NTN radio resource management and optimization
  • Adaptive beamforming and beam management for NTN
  • NTN coverage, capacity, and peak data rate enhancements
  • NTN architectural enhancements and inter-satellite communication.
  • Data security and AI/ML for NTN
  • NTN satellite communication system Experiments
  • Satellite NTN typical scenario based on transparent payload (source: 3GPP TR 38.821-g00)
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) 6G NTN Resolutions

6G AI and ML  

  • Key Fundamentals of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning (ML) in 6G
  • Use of of AI/ML in 6G
  • Pervasive AI and new 6G Network
  • Role of AI in faster rates and lower latency performance gains
  • 3GPP Release 15 Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF)
  • 6G Dynamic Resource Allocation
  • Beam management and channel state information (CSI) feedback enhancements
  • Fine-turning Virtual Network Functions
  • Optimizing Mobility, Session Management and QoS

6G and Digital Twin (DT)

  • Overview of Role of 6G Mobile Networks in Digital Applications and Services
  • The use of DT for 6G networks
  • Why Real-time digital replica of real-world objects
  • Extended reality (XR), Immersive multimedia to industry 4.0 and beyond
  • Robotics and Autonomous driving
  • Metaverses
  • 6G network design and operation
  • Real-time interaction and synchronization between physical systems and their virtual image Digital Twin techniques.
  • Virtual image of a physical entity or system to model a design using 6G
  • Digital Twin architecture and protocols for 6G
  • Digital twin edge networks (DITEN) in 6G
  • Digital twin networking for 6G
  • Energy-efficient and low-latency digital twin in 6G
  • AI/Machine learning for digital twin in 6G
  • Security and privacy for digital twin in 6G
  • Digital twin for converged OT (operational technology)
  • Digital twin for ICT Hardware, software, platforms for digital twin systems
  •  Simulations, prototype, and testbeds for digital twin in 6G

Overview of Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G)

  • Technology hub focused on 6G communications.
  • Fundamentals of Open6G

6G Cybersecurity

  • Overview of 6G Challenges
  • Embedded Systems Cybersecurity Evaluations in 6G
  • Principles of Quantum Physics in 6G

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