Link Enhancer for Vehicular Wireless ATM Communications
Source: Cornell University
Majority of the applications used in defense are voice, video and data oriented and has strict QoS requirements. One of the technologies that enabled this is Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking. Traditional ATM networks are wired networks. But Tactical networks are meant to be mobile and this implies the use of radio relays for Vehicle-To-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-To-Vehicle (V2V) communications. ATM networks assume a physical link layer BER of 10-9 or better because of the availability of reliable media like optical fiber links. But this assumption is no longer valid when ATM switches are connected through radio relay where error rates are in the rage of 10-3.