Security Network Panel

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Nov 20, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Security Network Panel

Ted Clowes

Cubic Defense Applications

Final Mile Problems


Prosecute the mission, as effectively and
safely as possible, while bringing everyone
home


Smart, well
-
funded opposition operating in
irregular warfare environment


Knowledge of anything that might affect the
mission

2

Challenge

Range


Link Margin


Frequency


Noise


TV


Radio


Jamming


Secrecy


Mission


Platform

3

AN/ARS
-
6 V12

PRC
-
112

PRC
-
112B/G

PRQ
-
7

406 MHz Emergency
Distress Beacon


Retrieve the pilot/soldier

4

AN/ARS
-
6 V12 (PLS)

Joint STARS

The Soldiers Eyes in the Skies

Secure network link
(SCDL)

Difficult to jam

Distributes data among
multiple players

5

AN/USQ
-
167 (CDL
-
S)


Replaced CHBDL system for the US Navy


Encrypted data link


200 kbps to 274 Mbps


Tested interoperable with fielded L3 terminals


In regular service today on aircraft carriers and large
-
deck amphibious assault ships


Users report improved reliability and system availability


SHARP Pod Photo of Eisenhower

(Received live during flight test)

6

RQ/MQ
-
8B (Fire Scout UAV)



User


United States Navy


Produced by Northrop
-
Grumman


System is in OPEVAL and in LRIP


Mission Requirements


150 nmi range at 15,000 ft


200 kbps FL & 10.71 Mbps RL; 45 Mbps
-
capable


Variety of sensors


Encrypted data link


Future growth


US Army (500 units)


Air
-
to
-
air relay capability


Hawk Link (LAMPS) interoperability
testing




7

VideoScout
-
MC

Multiple Application
Support
:



Mission planning,
execution, analysis


Situational awareness


ISR collection


Targeting


Battle damage assessment


Tactical INTEL product


Reporting


INTEL data management


Data dissemination


Fully integrated receiver
suite: L, S, C
-
band & Ku


Only RVT with multi
-
UAV
metadata


VideoScout


Deployment :


SOF Components


US ARMY IWS


TENCAP


USMC TEG


USMC MCWL


USMC Tier II UAS TLDHS


Army National Guard


JFIIT


WARCOM


NSW


NRO

Mobile Video Exploitation & Management System

with Integrated Comms

8

Future Secure Link already tested in UAVS

200 kbps to 45 Mbps

Encrypted

<2 lbs

<25 in

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