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Introduction to Tactical Targeting Network Technology

Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) is a modality that delivers the most secure and fastest ad hoc mesh network, which instantly and precisely shares data, video and voice between point A and point B.

Tactical Targeting Network is a highly regarded very specific type of waveform technology. The objective of Tactical Targeting Network Technology is to meet the pressing need of high throughput, anti-jam, low latency and quick net join waveforms for IP connectivity as it relates to the Global Information Grid.

The benefits of Tactical Targeting Network Technology are considerable, especially in terms of DoD and government applications. Tactical Targeting Network Technology provides low latency, ad hoc, IP-based network functionality.

Additional benefits:

  • Statistical priority-based multiple access (SPMA) protocol ensures critical data is sent and received by holding off the transmission of lower priority data until needed
  • Strong anti-jam performance for contested environments that extends far beyond line-of-sight using multi-hop relay and automatic routing
  • Platforms simultaneously transmit and receive up to four data streams

But perhaps, one of its more important benefits is how TTNT can successfully connect more than 200 users at any given moment.

Tactical Targeting Network Technology system as the latest generation of tactical data link system, is able to attack the short-term moving targets, and realize the ability of “What is discovered will be destroyed immediately.”

Through the use of TTNT technology, air and ground can achieve a variety of rapid networking platforms, and transfer data at a very high speed, so that it plays a decisive role in the accurate attack of time sensitive targets, and makes the army’s network center warfare capabilities produce a qualitative leap.

This is important because analysts believe the essence of modern warfare is the information war. The advantage of the information is the prerequisite for the victory of modern war.

With the widely used of electronic technology in the military, the struggle in electromagnetic field become more and more sharp, the information network technology has a significant impact on the update of modern warfare theory, the contrast of combat power, the changes of combat mode, the changes of battlefield environment and the process and outcome of war.

Technology such as TTNT also brings epoch-making changes. Data link adds command, control, weapons, detection and other platforms together, it is neural network center of information transmission in the battle.

Introduction to Tactical Targeting Network Technology Course by Tonex

Introduction to Tactical Targeting Network Technology Training covers all aspects of TTNT waveform for use in air-to-air networks of high-speed aircraft. Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) represents a secure, robust and low latency IP-based TDL waveform delivering the fastest ad-hoc mesh network to the tactical edge patented by Rockwell Collins.

Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) is a secure and robust IP-based waveform that delivers the fastest ad hoc mesh network to the tactical edge.

Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) is an essential part of the modern defense and military landscapes, in no small part because of the way it satisfies the Department of Defense’s Airborne Networking requirements.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for electronic warfare, avionics systems engineers, system architects, hardware and software engineers, and employees with little or no TTNT experience. The course is also useful for those who have experience with TTNT but have never had any formal training on TTNT.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of TTNT
  • A summary of VMF key features, principles, and applications
  • Overview of TTNT building blocks
  • TTNT protocols and architecture components
  • An overview of TTNT architecture and associated hardware/software
  • How to design a TTNT capability

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of Introduction to TTNT training for managers, the attendees will:

  • Describe the history and background of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT)
  • Describe the key concepts, features and mechanisms behind TTNT
  • Explain the motivation behind the use of TTNT
  • Illustrate potential TTNT deployment scenarios
  • Explain how TTNT facilitates Tactical Data Links (TDLs) enabled systems
  • Give examples of TTNT design considerations
  • Describe key design considerations for a TTNT enabled system or node
  • Summarize required TTNT changes in the traditional TDL systems
  • Summarize TTNT message structure, syntax, formats and protocols
  • Summarize TTNT considerations in terminals, interfaces, network communications and protocols

Course Content

Introduction to Tactical Targeting Network Technology and Connectivity

  • Overview of Tactical Data Links
  • Link 4A, Link 11A/B, Link 16 and Link 22
  • JREAP and Relays
  • What is Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT)?
  • TTNT benefits
  • Network Enabled Capability (NEC)
  • Waveform technologies based on the Joint Airborne Network-Tactical Edge (JAN-TE) capabilities
  • Time Sensitive Target Networking Technology (TSTNT) requirements
  • Tactical Data Link Transformation (TD-L) Capability Document (CDD)
  • Airborne and combat networks
  • Concurrent Multi-Netting (CMN)
  • Concurrent Contention Reception (CCR)
  • Overview of TTNT features
  • Throughput, anti-jam, low latency, quick net join, waveform for IP connectivity
  • TTNT waveform
  • TTNT waveform integration with JTRS terminals
  • TTNT Design Principles
  • Enhancements to Traditional TDLs
  • TTNT Networking Principles
  • Ad-Hoc Wireless Networking
  • TTNT Signal Structure
  • TTNT Power and Transceiver

Overview of Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS)

  • Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) concept Family of multi-band/multi-mode SDRs
  • Communications within the 2MHz to 2GHz frequency range
  • JTRS advanced waveforms
  • TTNT as a dynamic, robust waveform enabling NetCentric communications
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) for JTRS
  • MIDS for JTRS radios
  • JTRS family of radios with TTNT waveform
  • Joint Aerial Layer-Tactical Edge waveform
  • JTRS features for Link 16 and TTNT host platform
  • MIDS-J radio in their combat aircraft as the host for the TTNT waveform

TTNT (Tactical Targeting Networking Technology) Architecture and Protocols

  • TTNT architecture and protocols
  • TTNT interfaces
  • TTNT as a high speed data link airborne network
  • Dynamic Network Management (OAM&P)
  • SNMP (simple network management protocol) for Network Management (NM)

TTNT Waveform

  • TTNT Waveform Version 7
  • Principles of Gaussian Minimum Shift Keyed (GMSK)
  • GMSK in Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) and Bluetooth
  • Stationary additive white Gaussian Noise (AWGN)
  • Frequency-Hopped (FH) waveforms
  • TTNT signal as a Frequency-Hopped Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying (GMSK) modulated waveform
  • TTNT variable and fixed parameters
  • TTNT GMSK generation block diagram
  • Adjacent-channel interference
  • Interception link
  • Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) characteristics
  • JTRS Enterprise Network Services (ENS)
  • Layer 3 common set of network services and capabilities

Principles of Ad Hoc Networking

  • What is Ad Hoc networking?
  • Mobile Ad Hoc networking and military communications
  • Data networking, GPS, real-time video feeds, and satellite intelligence
  • Mobile Network building blocks
  • IP network on fixed wired infrastructure
  • Mobile wireless networks
  • Principles of Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET)
  • MANET conventional networking solutions
  • Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP)
  • Radio Aware Routing (RAR) family of protocols
  • Applying QoS
  • TTNT QoS requirements and system capacity.

TTNT and Common Networking Services and Operations

  • Application layer services
  • Voice over IP
  • Video over IP
  • Airborne network vision
  • The Global Information Grid (GIG)
  • Emerging IP based terminals, systems, platforms, and ground sites
  • Routing architecture
  • Service Type and Protocols
  • On-demand ad hoc IP networking
  • Masterless self-healing networking capability

TTNT Network Security Features

  • IP Network Security 101
  • Ad-hoc IP Networking Security Requirements
  • PKI Assumption
  • PKI Domain Sets
  • TTNT Domain Classification
  • Ad Hoc PKI Connection
  • Ad Hoc Certificate Validation

TTNT Case Studies

  • TTNT in command-and-control architecture for the X-47B
  • Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) data link, which provided information to warfighters on ships and in NAWCAD’s Surface/Aviation:F/A-18 and EA-18G initiatives
  • Tactical targeting network technology (TTNT) and ALQ-218 receivers
  • Network-Centric Collaborative Targeting (NCCT) technologies
  • TTNT application for refueling
  • TTNT and JTRS Integration


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