Tactical Services Providers: Wireless Extension Design and Performance Analysis
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is operating as the Technical Manager in the Tactical Services Provider (TSP) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD). TSP will evaluate the ability of mobile broadband technologies to provide global communication capabilities to support widely dispersed War-fighters on mobile and fixed platforms. Utilizing a hybrid architecture of emerging, standards-based SATCOM and wireless technologies, TSP offers wideband communications that support two-way, high-bandwidth services for tactical users. For the wireless extension, TSP uses a commercially-available IEEE 802.16-2005 base station solution that interoperates with small form factor wireless subscriber devices to support fixed, mobile, and nomadic end users.