Data Ferrying to the Tactical Edge: A Field Experiment in Exchanging Mission Plans and Intelligence in Austere Environments

@article{Usbeck2014DataFT,
  title={Data Ferrying to the Tactical Edge: A Field Experiment in Exchanging Mission Plans and Intelligence in Austere Environments},
  author={Kyle Usbeck and Matthew Gillen and Joseph P. Loyall and Andrew Gronosky and Joshua Sterling and Ralph Kohler and Richard Newkirk and David Canestrare},
  journal={2014 IEEE Military Communications Conference},
  year={2014},
  pages={1311-1317}
}
The effectiveness of ground-based, wireless tactical data networks is often constrained by limitations such as communication range and line-of-sight. SATCOM is not always available because it is relatively expensive and highly contended. Data ferrying is an alternative method of data transfer in which data is uploaded from one network to a manned or unmanned vehicle, then the vehicle is driven or flown to within range of a second network where the data can be downloaded. Data ferrying via… Expand

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