Presentation on theme: "4/11/2017 Joint Operational Long Term Evolution Deployable Tactical Cellular System (JOLTED TACTICS) FY 13 Participants COCOM Sponsor: USCENTCOM/USSOCOM;"— Presentation transcript:
1 4/11/2017Joint Operational Long Term Evolution Deployable Tactical Cellular System (JOLTED TACTICS) FY 13ParticipantsCOCOM Sponsor: USCENTCOM/USSOCOM; USAFRICOM (SOCAFRICA); USPACOM (SOCPAC)Oversight Executive: OSD/RFD, Mr. Larry GoodellOperational Manager: USSOCOM – Mr. Kevin Mitchell; USCENTCOM – Mr. Jim EitelTechnical Manager: JS/J6 C4AD – LTC Scott Brooks; Mr. Al KnightTransition Manager: USSOCOM PEO C4 (Mr. John Lockwood); NAVAIR 4.5 (Mr. John Cooper/Mr. John Torres)NSA: Mr. Tim Mooney, NSA JCTD Liaison; (office will assign permanent AO once JCTD is approved)Other participants/partners: Army Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC); Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Experimentation Center; SMDC ARSTRAT; DAG2; FCC; Joint Spectrum Office; NETT WARRIOR; GORGON STARE; PM WIN-T
2 JOLTED TACTICS Proposed Concept: Lightweight, man/vehicle-portable, airborne and/or maritime comms-on-demand packages that allow users to quickly establish secure 4G wireless and Line of Sight and Beyond Line Of Sight networks anytime, anywhere with minimal training and equipment.What the JCTD will do:Provide video, voice, chat and data connectivity seamlessly across the battlespaceComms capability & maneuverability in areas with impaired or non-existent infrastructureBuilt-in geolocation with extremely accurate triangulation (vehicles, hide sites, interior locations – no satellite fix required)Inherent flexibility with standard commercial cellular services: operates during mobile vehicle ops; real-time streaming from tactical aircraft/RPAsKey Technologies:Lightweight, tailorable, secure 4G comms packages that provide COTS infrastructure and handsetsRapidly deployable IP base stations that connect to and create tactical area networksLeverage existing satellite and line of sight systems for backhaulReachback to support C2 and intelligence operationsData compression and software-based encryptionGOTS/COTS mobile devices and appsThis proposal is applicable in many scenarios to include maritime/littoral, airborne and ground based fixed and on the move operations. Additionally, it provides the flexibility to operate with or without Type 1 encryptionAdditionally, the need exists for ISR dissemination systems that can provide more communications bandwidth, significantly increased data storage and better processing capability to handle higher fidelity/larger data posed by new sensors (HD video vs analog, etc)Looking to leverage what the commercial sector has done with improvements in significantly higher data rates with 4G LTE technologyFully compatible with commercial 4G devices that operate within the tactical network to send and receive video, voice and text. Additionally, if users extend outside the effective range of the network, they would be abl to revert to commercial BLOS comms. While at decreased rates, the mission critical information would still reach the edge (e.g., mission flexes during HVT raid to a hidesite outside 4G bubble)
3 Supporting Initiatives BackgroundOperational ViewSponsor: U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Naval Air System Command, and JS J6, DD C2I, C4 Assessments DivisionPurpose: Concept validation initiative focused on finding, integrating, assessing, joint certifying and rapidly fielding a commercial-off-the-shelf, 4th Generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication capabilityCapability CharacteristicHigh data-rate access to critical mission informationGround, Airborne and Sea based implementationsCommercially available devices (Low cost and easy to use)Deployable Private cellular network/owned, operated and managed by warfightersSupporting InitiativesWay AheadPhase I and II: Fixed and ground vehicle testing (23 Jan – 3 Feb)Bold Quest 12-1 CDE Participation (Jun 2012)Phase III/IV JITC Certification TestingShipboard SAIL Facility (Jul 2012)Airborne testing phase and USSOCOM/JSOC Aerial Combat Evaluation (Aug 2012)AEWE Fort Benning (Sep-Oct 2012)JOLTED TACTICS JCTD (CENTCOM, SOCOM, PACOM & AFRICOM)Spectrum PlanCommand and Control Applications over Broadband Cellular (C2ABC) : provides the Warfighter the ability to distribute critical C2 position, location, and information data over broadband cellular technology.Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Video Dissemination : focused on identifying and assessing applications that provide real-time video to Warfighters.Tactical Mobility Security Integration Assessment (TMSI-A): focusing on developing and assessing a baseline mobile security architecture based on CFSC/Suite B requirements.CDE-Capability Development Environment. (DD C2I initiative that leverages Bold Quest exercise to integrate current or future technologies)SAIL- Surface/Aviation Interoperability Lab, Patuxent River MD. Capability to replicate shipboard communications systems.AEWE- Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment conducted by Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, GA
5 LTE Utilization Countries with commercial LTE service Countries with commercial LTE network deployment on-going or plannedCountries with LTE trial systems (pre-commitment)
6 Current LTE Band Allocations FDD LTE frequency band allocationsTDD LTE frequency band allocationsLTE Band NumberUplink (MHz)Downlink (MHz)Width of Band (MHz)Duplex Spacing (MHz)Band Gap (MHz)160190130280203759544540035552561035770120508934011482812183013-314114-304015700680165755601719-417121332290100231801602434-101.5135.565LTE Band NumberAllocation (MHz)Width of Band (MHz)332034153560363738503940100411944220043LTE Band allocations far exceed those of any previous cellular technology (GSM or CDMA)LTE has plans to repurpose 9 existing cellular frequencies used by GSM and CDMALTE Band allocations include:Band 14 – US Public Safety spectrumCurrently unlicensed spectrumISM Band SpectrumFuture plans to allow LTE to utilize unused white space bandwidth
7 CENTCOM Analysis – AFG & GCC countries 36 Uplink/Downlink BandsBandUplinkDownlink1234567891011121314151617181920BandUplinkDownlink2122232425332034153560363738503940100411944220043Recommendations:Timelines: work formal approvals duringyear 1 of JCTDPre-engagement – (assists formal approval)AFG - ISAF Reps meet monthlyVerbal expected approx. 6-9 monthsGCC – JFMO meets w/GCC Director every six monthsJFMO assesses impact to U.S. operationsFormal: Submit DD 1494 (assumessuccessful pre-engagement)Bands 13/14 – AfghanistanBands 12/13 – GCC Nations (Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and UAE)Band 17 – AFG & GCCBand 18 – GCC Nations
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