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Introduction to Tactical Targeting Network Technology

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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