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COTS-based common data link ground terminal
Author(s): Heather Donaldson; Earl W. Setser
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Paper Abstract

In this time of declining Department of Defense budgets, it is imperative that more cost effective solutions are identified for meeting present requirements. Lockheed Martin Tactical Communication Systems is under contract to develop a Commercial Off-The-Shelf-based communication ground terminal that is Common Data Link (CDL) compatible. This system is called the Tactical Interoperable Ground Data Link or TIGDL. The TIGDL is made up of more than 50% COTS, and provides the flexibility and scaleability to add and/or delete functions depending on user requirements and constraints. The TIGDL includes an antenna trailer that is capable of being towed by a High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle. The TIGDL will also provide an Asynchronous Transfer Mode fiber optics interface to the user that meets the Common Image Ground/Surface Station requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2829, Airborne Reconnaissance XX, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259742
Show Author Affiliations
Heather Donaldson, Lockheed Martin Tactical Communication Systems (United States)
Earl W. Setser, Lockheed Martin Tactical Communication Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2829:
Airborne Reconnaissance XX
Richard J. Wollensak; Wallace G. Fishell; William H. Barnes; Arthur A. Andraitis; Alfred C. Crane; Michael S. Fagan, Editor(s)

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