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Battlefield spectrum management
Author(s): C. Sivakumar
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Paper Abstract

Modern tactical communications systems rely on radios to support network and user connectivity. One of the challenges for network planners and managers is to make best use of scarce and vulnerable frequency spectrum resources to support the communication needs of war fighters. With the wide variety of Iris radio types typically to be deployed in the battlefield (ranging from high frequency to super high frequency), a comprehensive suite of tools is necessary to ensure that frequency interference is kept minimum. Without a sophisticated frequency spectrum management system, the most advanced tactical communications systems could be rendered useless, jeopardizing human life and national security. For these reasons, it is important to develop an Iris wide battlefield spectrum management capability that takes full advantage of current frequency spectrum management research and development (R&D), related tools, and supporting technology for assigning frequencies. This session briefly describes various assignment strategies being adopted in the Iris BFSM for overcoming cosite/collocated/farsite interferences along with the propagation models [from high frequency (HF) to super high frequency (SHF)] used for the assignment of frequencies. Also a brief thread outlining the process for generating frequency allocation/assignment request and analysis of frequency interference is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3080, Digitization of the Battlefield II, (26 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277151
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C. Sivakumar, Computing Devices Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3080:
Digitization of the Battlefield II
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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