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Automous Tactical Communications Possibilities and Problems
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).
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1997 (English)In: MILCOM 97 Proceedings, 1997, 393-397 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the battlefield of the future, more and more information will be available for making decisions on a tactical level, provided that this information can be dispersed rapidly and accurately. As a consequence, advanced tactical decision support that now is limited to advanced platforms (e.g. combat aircrafts) will become available at a much lower level, ranging from different kinds of vehicles, down to the individual soldier by means of ultra-light weight ``wearable'' equipment.

Establishing reliable wireless communications in such a large group of users with unprecidented bandwidth demands and requirements on survivability constitutes a considerable enginerring challenge. In the paper we will, after a short review of some existing approaches, investigate the specific engineering challenges and the fundamental limitations of such low level, autonomous communication systems. Further we give an example of a system architecture, harmonized with a proposed structure for third generation commercial wireless systems (e.g. UMTS). Our conclusions show that mainly distributed computing complexity, device power consumption and available bandwidth constitute the fundamental problems.

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1997. 393-397 p.
Keyword [en]
aircrafts device architecture third challenge survivability system commercial communication radio communications bandwidth battlefield combat communications broadband complexity engineering computing consumption distributed decision equipment wideband generation mobile network networks distributed networks telecommunication power processing land radio military reliability support autonomous systems vehicles wearable tactical UMTS advanced wireless
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-28172DOI: 10.1109/MILCOM.1997.648739ISBN: 0-7803-4249-6OAI: diva2:384218
MILCOM 97, Monterey, CA, 02 nov 1997 - 05 nov 1997
QC 20110114Available from: 2011-01-07 Created: 2011-01-07 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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