Price: $2,199.00

Length: 2 Days
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Multifunction Advanced Data Link Training, MADL Training Course  (Unclassified)

Multifunction Advanced Data Link Training, MADL Training Course is a 2-day unclassified training program covers key principles of MADL, a fast switching tactical datalink (TDL).

Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) is a Ku-band based fast switching narrow directional communications data link between stealth aircraft. It started as a method to coordinate between F-35 aircraft (the Joint Strike Fighter) allowing coordinated tactics and engagement to bring significant operational advantages to fifth-generation aircraft operating in high-threat environments. MADL is a key capability provided by Northrop Grumman’s F-35 integrated communications, navigation and identification (CNI) avionics.

MADL provides needed throughput, latency, frequency-hopping and anti-jamming capability with phased Array Antenna Assemblies (AAAs) that send and receive tightly directed radio signals in the Ku support capabilities of a narrow directional communications data link between stealth aircrafts, B-2, and unmanned systems. It is  an advanced communications link that can send information securely between F-35s.

MADL is part of Northrop Grumman’s F-35 integrated communications, navigation and identification (CNI) avionics and an important element of the F-35 Block 2 software release.

Course Outline

General MADL Background

  • Introduction to MADL
  • What is Mutifunctional Advanced data Link (MADL)?
  • Review of Data Link Technology
  • General MADL Background
  • Goals and Objectives of MADL
  • The Genesis of the MADL Technology
  • General MADL Functionality
  • What MADL is Intended to Accomplish
  • What Problems it was Designed to Solve

MADL Conops (Potential Scenarios)

  • MADL Cross Compatibility
  •  How the MADL System Is Compatible with other Platforms and Data Links
  • Voice Communications
  • Navigation/Landing Aids
  • Identification/Surveillance
  • Audio Functions
  • Data Communications

MADL System Survey

  • High-level MADL domain features
  • MADL Functional Elements
  • A Solid General Survey of the MADL Technology
  • MADL Platforms
  • MADL System Characteristics
  • MADL Network
  • MADL Receiver/Transmitter
  • MADL Messages
  • Minimum Implementation
  • The Airborne
  • Ground-based And Maritime Platforms
  • Interoperability

General MADL Data Link Review

  • General Overview
  • Jam-resistant
  • Secure Digital Data
  • High Level RF Propagation and Antenna Review
  • Summary of the Principles of RF propagation
  • Principles of RF Properties at Ku Band
  • Basic Antenna Theory
  • Phased Array Antennas
  • Role of Phased Array Antennas in MADL

MADL Waveform Frequency Bands

  • Frequency Bands in Which MADL Will Operate (Unclassified)
  • Standardized Waveforms and Data Formats
  • Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS) Operation
  • Intra- and Inter-flight Communications.
  • MADL Waveform Performance
  • What Comprises the Waveform
  • The TDMA Structure and Data
  • MADL Waveform Commonality
  • How MADL Interoperates with Other TDLs
  • The Limitations of MADL
  • Modelling Radio Propagation and Contention in Emulated MADL Networks

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