Tactical Targeting Network Technology is a very specific type of waveform technology that is intended to meet a pressing need for high throughput, anti-jam, low latency and quick net join waveforms for IP connectivity as it relates to the Global Information Grid.
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.
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.
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.
TTNT is designed for secure, high-speed communications by users moving at high speeds. It enables instant and secure sharing of voice, video, and data between radios at relative speeds to Mach 8, or about 6138 mph. This capability is beneficial when two high-speed aircraft must be in secure communications with each other, even when they are moving in different directions.
Beyond the speed of the users, the volume of data for TTNT is significant, with a specification of 10 Mb/s at a distance of 300 nautical miles.
TTNT has been developed to protect data in a number of ways, including increasing the chances that the data will be seen by means of prioritization. Using an advanced statistical priority-based multiple-access (SPMA) protocol, TTNT sends critical data first; lower-priority data is not transmitted in a communication until absolutely needed.
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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