Trends in Tactical Networking
R.S. Ramanujan and J.A.K. Baker
Tactical IP networks form a key component of the GIG, supporting users and platforms in the tactical operating regions. A secure, efficient, and robust tactical network is critical for assured mission operations. However, significant technical challenges must be addressed before such a capability can be accomplished. This manuscript focuses on solutions to some of the key technical issues associated with tactical network environments. The identified problems fall into three areas, i.e., mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), network security and survivability, and network efficiency.