Price: $2,999.00
Length: 3 Days
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Link 16 Systems Engineering Training Course

Link 16 Systems Engineering Course is TONEX’s  popular 3-day Link 16 Systems Engineering training course.

Link 16 Systems Engineering course is designed for professionals who perform, manage, control or specify the development of Link 16 and TDL technology-based systems including:

  • Project managers
  • Product managers
  • Project directors
  • Systems engineers
  • Business analyst
  • Link 16 Systems analyst
  • Link 16 System architect
  • Link 16 and TDL Operation
  • Software systems engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Cyber Security Analysts
  • Other engineering and operational job titles

Link 16 Systems Engineering Training Objective

Upon completion of Link 16 Systems Engineering Training course, attendees will:

  • List systems engineering concepts, process principles and elements
  • Explain the building blocks  of systems engineering
  • Explain the overall TDL and Link 16 concepts
  • Illustrate Link 16 system concepts
  • Explain Link 16 Systems Engineering Processes: Principles, Concepts and Elements
  • Write and evaluate Link 16 and TDL requirements analysis
  • Link 16 system life cycle and solution development
  • List techniques of TDL and Link 16 ConOps, system requirements analysis, design, development, V&V and operation
  • Describe Link 16 development of physical solution
  • Explore DoDAF architectural frameworks in modeling Link 16 and TDL
  • Describe Link 16 system integration, verification and validation (V&V)
  • Plan and secure  Link 16 operational networks
  • Operate Link 16 networks

Course Topics and Modules

Introduction to Link 16 Systems

  • Overview of Tactical Data Links
  • Link 16 Networks
  • Principles of Link 16 Systems
  • General Link 16 System Characteristics
  • Link 16 Terminals
  • Terminal Types
  • Interface Specifications
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Link 16
  • Data Message Packing Structures Formats
  • Message and Purpose
  • J-series Word, Data Element, and Data Item Minimum

Link 16 / MIDS Terminals and Radios

  • Link 16 / MIDS Terminals and Radios
  • NSA Certification
  • Software-Defined, Multi-Channel Radios for Air, Land, and Sea Platforms
  • MIDS LVT Terminal Family
  • MIDS FDL
  • MIDS JTRS
  • Terminal size, weight, and power
  • Dual-channel radio
  • Handheld Link 16 Radio

 

Link 16 System Design and Engineering

  • Tactical data link lifecycle
  • Link 16 lifecycle
  • Link 16 Features and Physical Footprint
  • Link 16 Functional Minimum Implementation
  • Link 16 System Architecture
  • Link 16 Minimum Implementation
  • Link 16 Software and Hardware Requirements
  • Link 16 Software and Hardware Design and Implementation
  • Link 16 and VHF/UHF waveforms
  • Link 16 RF Engineering
  • Carrier Frequencies
  • Antenna Design
  • Narrowband VHF/UHF vs. wideband UHF
  • MIDS Waveform (Continuous Phase Shift Modulation)
  • Transmission Signal Generation
  • Principles of Reed Solomon Encoding
  • Symbol Definitions
  • MIDS Transmission Symbol Packets
  • Cyclic Code Shift Keying Codewords
  • Adjacent Channel Rejection
  • IF & Image Rejection
  • Power Output
  • Environmental Requirements
  • MIL-STD-810G Application to Link 16
  • MIL-STD-188-220D
  • Link 16 Cybersecurity
  • Link 16 and MIL-STD-1553 Integration

Link 16 System Planning and Network Management

  • Link 16 planning
  • Link 16 NPG and IER requirements
  • Link 16 platforms
  • FCA Requirements
  • Optask link
  • Daily mission planning
  • Network Designs
  • Link 16 Operators
  • IER Database
  • Link 16 network operations and monitoring
  • FCA compliance monitoring
  • Platform connectivity
  • Timeslot utilization monitoring
  • TSDF calculations
  • Over-the-Air Assignment and De-Assignment of Timeslots
  • Relay Assignment
  • Analysis and optimization

Advanced Terminal Design 

  • Link 16 Interference
  • Link 16 EMI/EMC
  • Slot Duty Factor (TSDF)
  • TSDF Calculations
  • LINK 16 TERMINAL EMC FEATURES CERTIFICATION
  • Link 16 Equipment
  • ENGINEERING CHANGES TO LINK 16 EQUIPMENT
  • PLATFORM INTEGRATION OF LINK 16 EQUIPMENT
  • LINK 16 EMC FEATURES PERFORMANCE
  • DoD New Link 16 Equipment EMC Features Certification Methodology
  • DoD Link 16 EMC Features ECP Certification Methodology
  • DoD Link 16 Platform Integration Compliance Review Methodology
  • DoD Link 16 EMC Features/RF Emissions Deviation/Waiver Request
  • Inter-pulse Power Level Requirement
  • Inter Message Structure Power Level Requirements
  • JTIDS/MIDS Pulse Power Spectral Mask within 920 to 1266 MHz

 

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