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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: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 9 page(s) / 15K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Adamson: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1677: DOI

Abstract

This paper describes requirements for Internet Protocol next generation (IPng) candidates with respect to their application to military tactical radio frequency (RF) communication networks. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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.

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RFC 1677 IPng Tactical RF Requirements August 1994

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 Research Laboratory Data/Voice Integration Advanced Technology Demonstration (D/V ATD), and the Navy Communication Support System (CSS) architecture development.

The goal of the CSNI project is to apply internetworking technology to facilitate multi-national interoperability for typical military communication applications (e.g., electronic messaging, tactical data exchange, and digital voice) on typical tactical RF communication links and netwo...

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