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Tactical Radio Frequency Communication Requirements for IPng (RFC1677)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002514D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 8 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Adamson: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document was submitted to the IETF IPng area in response to RFC 1550. Publication of this document does not imply acceptance by the IPng area of any ideas expressed within. Comments should be submitted to the big-internet@munnari.oz.au mailing list.

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Network Working Group B. Adamson

Request for Comments: 1677 Naval Research Laboratory

Category: Informational August 1994

Tactical Radio Frequency Communication Requirements for IPng

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document was submitted to the IETF IPng area in response to RFC

1550. Publication of this document does not imply acceptance by the

IPng area of any ideas expressed within. Comments should be

submitted to the big-internet@munnari.oz.au mailing list.

Executive Summary

The U.S. Navy has several efforts exploring the applicability of

commercial internetworking technology to tactical RF networks. Some

these include the NATO Communication System Network Interoperability

(CSNI) project, the Naval Research Laboratory Data/Voice Integration

Advanced Technology Demonstration (D/V ATD), and the Navy

Communication Support System (CSS) architecture development.

Critical requirements have been identified for security, mobility,

real-time data delivery applications, multicast, and quality-of-

service and policy based routing. Address scaling for Navy

application of internet technology will include potentially very

large numbers of local (intra-platform) distributed information and

weapons systems and a smaller number of nodes requiring global

connectivity. The flexibility of the current Internet Protocol (IP)

for supporting widely different communication media should be

preserved to meet the needs of the highly heterogeneous networks of

the tactical environment. Compact protocol headers are necessary for

efficient data transfer on the relatively-low throughput RF systems.

Mechanisms which can enhance the effectiveness of an internet

datagram protocol to provide resource reservation, priority, and

service quality guarantees are also very important. The broadcast

nature of many RF networks and the need for broad dissemination of

information to warfighting participants makes multicast the general

case for information flow in the tactical environment.

Background

This paper describes requirements for Internet Protocol next

generation (IPng) candidates with respect to their application to

military tactical radio frequency (RF) communication networks. The

foundation for these requirements are experiences in the NATO

Communication System Network Interoperability (CSNI) project, the

Naval ...