A major benefit of TTNT (Tactical Targeting Network Technology) comes by how data is prioritized during transmission.
The advanced statistical priority-based multiple access protocol (SPMA) of TTNT is employed to make sure that critical data is always sent first and that all lower priority data is held off from transmission until absolutely needed.
Additional benefits of TTNT include a strong “anti-jam” performance feature that is of particular use in a contested environment using a multi-hop relay and automatic routing to extend beyond the line-of-sight, along with the fact that the platform itself allows for the simultaneous transmission and receipt of up to four different data streams at any given time.
TTNT also allows for the instant and secure sharing of the aforementioned types of voice, video and data transfer rates at speeds of up to Mach 8 – or roughly 6138 miles per hour.
This again would be very beneficial in a situation where high speed aircraft are engaged in secure communications with one another, even if they were going in different directions.
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.
The composite bottom line: Tactical Targeting Network Technology is a very important part of the modern military landscape. It’s especially relevant in the way it satisfies the Department of Defense’s Airborne Networking requirements.
This 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.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) Training, a thorough 2-day course that covers all aspects of Department of Defense (DoD)’s TTNT waveforms for use in air-to-air networks of high-speed aircraft.
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