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Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) Training

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.

It’s a proven and mature system that instantly and accurately shares secure voice, video and data across a dynamic battlespace, meeting the rapidly changing networking needs of today’s warfighter.

Tactical Targeting Network Technology 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. 

That particular DoD directive outlines a strong need for how the three segments of the DoD Global Information Grid — space, airborne and terrestrial — communicate with one another via IP-enabled network nodes. 

Thanks to almost a decade of government investment and demonstrated use in nearly every airborne platform in the United States Air Force and Navy, TTNT has already been proven to be a viable, mature way to accomplish precisely that.

TTNT’s low latency and on-demand ad hoc IP networking allows aircraft, UAVs, ships and ground vehicles to automatically enter and exit the network without pre-planning. The masterless self-healing networking capability ensures that even if a platform node is lost or leaves the area, the network remains active for all the other users.

This type of technology offers a wide range of benefits, particularly in terms of defense and government applications. Not only does it provide a low-latency, ad hoc, IP-based network functionality, but it can successfully do so for more than 200 users at any given time.

Additional benefits of TTNT include a strong “anti-jam” feature that’s particularly useful in a contested environment. The technology employs a multiple-hop relay and automatic routing techniques to extend the reach of a secure communications system beyond line of sight, along with the fact that the platform itself allows for the simultaneous transmission and reception of as many as four different data streams at one time.

The connection itself is also “self-forming” and “self-healing.” That means communicating platforms/users can automatically join and leave the network without any type of advanced planning, which can be a hurdle for the use of other types of networking options. Such network access is very beneficial for situations where multiple aircraft might be in communication with each other, as well as with crews on the ground.

Although TTNT has been designed for a particular group of government and defense users, the communications technology actually has a wide range of possible applications because of the viability and flexibility of the basic concept.

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Applications supported by TTNT technology include:

  • Standard internet-based communications techniques such as email, internet chat, and internet access for aircraft that were already in the air.
  • Voice over internet protocol (VoIP), which transmits voice information over a data connection as an alternative to traditional telephone service.
  • Support for the transmission of still images from both an aircraft to users on the ground, as well as from users on the ground to an in-flight aircraft.
  • Support for the transmission of streaming, full-motion video from airborne aircraft to users on the ground.
  • Enabling sophisticated aircraft procedures, such as implemented by the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) and the Automated Aerial Refueling System (AARS).

Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) Training Course by Tonex

TTNT Training, Tactical Targeting Network Technology Training covers all aspects of Department of Defense (DoD)’s TTNT waveforms 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 proprietary waveform technology based on the Joint Airborne Network-Tactical Edge (JAN-TE) capabilities derived from
the Time Sensitive Target Networking Technology (TSTNT) requirements of the Tactical Data Link Transformation (TD-L) Capability Document (CDD): need for a high throughput, anti-jam, low latency, quick net join, waveform for IP connectivity to the Global Information Grid for fast movers.

Learn about:

  • Overview of Tactical Data Links (TDL)
  • Comparison of TTNT, Link 16, JREAP, Link 22, VMF, SADL, and MADL
  • Advanced JTRS waveform for aircraft battlefield communications
  • Overview of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT)
  • TTNT Architecture and Building Blocks
  • TTNT related technologies
  • Basics of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT)  waveform technology
  • TTNT and value added principals to Link 16 and other TDLs
  • TTNT operation
  • TTNT radio terminals
  • TTNT use cases for dynamic battlespace and  networking needs of  warfighters
  • Time Sensitive Target Networking Technology (TSTNT) requirements Tactical Data
  • Link Transformation (TD-L) Capability Document (CDD)
  • Joint Airborne Network-Tactical Edge (JAN-TE) capabilities
  • Tactical Targeting Network Technology on MIDS JTRS Terminals
  • Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) wave form and the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)
  • Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) terminal
  • Key features and benefits of Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) technology and platforms
  • On-demand ad hoc IP networking
  • Key principles behind TTNT secure voice, video and data
  • Prioritizing traffic principles
  • Principles behind Statistical Priority-Based. Multiple Access (SPMA)
  • Ad-hoc Dynamic IP Networking
  • IP routing and switching technologies applied to TTNT
  • TTNT security features

TTNT-Training Course Agenda

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
  • Joint Enterprise Network Manager software
  • JTRS Man-Pack Radio
  • Tactical radio systems
  • Situational awareness
  • Tactical V/UHF airborne
  • Ground V/UHF
  • Satellite communications (SATCOM)
  • Advanced communications
  • Electronic warfare/signals intelligence (EW/SIGINT)
  • Waveform design, development and sustainability
  • Deficiencies in the current tactical data link systems
  • 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
  • Enhancements to Traditional TDL
  • No Mission Planning
  • Deterministic Latency
  • Priority based IP and Non-IP Interface
  • Dynamic Network Management (OAM&P)
  • SNMP (simple network management protocol) for Network Management (NM)
  • Enhancements to Traditional TDL
  • TTNT radio set physical implementations
  • Principles of Software-defined radio (SDR)
  • UHF Vehicular Multichannel Software Defined Radio
  • TTNT operational procedures
  • TTNT mobility, versatility, interoperability and exchange of information on the battlefield
  • Methods to detect, track and prosecute time critical targets
  • Connectivity between manned and unmanned airborne platforms and ground stations
  • Standard IP for communication between platforms
  • Methods to precise geolocation of the enemy target.
  • Data transmission rate
  • Audio and live video to control headquarters.
  • Automatic ad hoc networking
  • Forming a net or performing a net-entry
  • Issues with network re-planning

Data Link Transceivers for TTNT

  • TTNT vs. Link 16 and JREAP
  • TTNT and existing Link-16 terminal/Multifunction Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal (MIDS LVT)
  • TTNT waveforms as software applications on JTRS radios
  • TTNT frequency band analysis by application
  • Wireless Broadband in the 1755 – 1850 MHz Band
  • TTNT Porting
  • TTNT Transceiver
  • TTNT Ext PA
  • TTNT Application data path
  • Common Operational Pictures (COPs)
  • Collaboration workspaces (e.g. instant messaging)
  • On-demand services
  • Relay IP-based layered communication
  • Statistical Priority-Based Multiple Access (SPMA) protocol
  • TTNT integration with  Line of Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) communications
  • Pentagon’s JTRS waveform repository
  • TTNT link budget
  • TTNT Signal Structure
  • Hi Doppler Effect
  • Frequency Allocation
  • Link 16 Compatible
  • Multipath Performance
  • FEC Structure/Reed-Solomon Encoding
  • Receive while Transmit

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.
  • Available bandwidth, delay, or link
  • Size, Weight and Power (SWaP)
  • SWaP and Ruggedization
  • Network solutions for the dynamic environment
  • Networked airborne audio and video services
  • Ad-hoc network implementation Using TTNT Radio

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

Internet Protocol Support (Full Stack)

  • IPv4, ICMP, IGMP
  • Internet Routing Unicast, Multicast, Inter & Intra domain
  • QoS DiffServ, IntServ, marking, policing, admission control, shaping, scheduling
  • Mobility Support Inter & Intra Domain Network
  • Infrastructure Services
  • SNMPv3
  • Applications
  • Position Reporting
  • TTNT IP Routing Protocols
  • Autonomous Systems (AS)
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • eBGP
  • iBGP
  • Airborne networks with Combat networks as separate Autonomous Systems (AS)

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 Cybersecurity and Mitigation

  • TTNT Security 101
  • Cyber Security Standards Applied to TTNT
  • Building a Risk Management Program for TDLs including Link 16, JREAP, Link 22, TTNT, SADL, and MADL
  • TTNT Cybersecurity Assessment with Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • TTNT Cyber Asset Identification and Classification
  • Identifying Critical Cyber Assets
  • Classifying TTNT Related Cyber Assets
  • Identifying TTNT Security Perimeter
  • Protecting TTNT, Ethernet (L2) and IP (L3) Cyber Assets
  • TTNT Security-Related Roles and Responsibilities
  • TTNT Policy Implementation and Enforcement
  • TTNT Configuration and Maintenance
  • Insecure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Risks
  • TTNT Physical Security Risks
  • TTNT Monitoring, Logging, and Retention
  • TTNT Cyber Maintenance and Testing
  • TTNT Network Connection Control
  • Minimum TTNT Security Requirements

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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