Longtime STK users
, the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command (USMCCDC) recently used STK to study tactical considerations of using mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) vs. traditional architectures in the USMC infantry battalion.
, along with the STK TIREM
extension for modeling RF propagation over rough terrain, helped USMC explore three critical challenges faced by communications planners in employing MANET technology:
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- Examined and quantified the ability of MANETs to support communications between highly mobile units operating in potentially rugged terrain over long distances with relatively
- Analyzed the ability of MANETs to use intermediate nodes to overcome the inherent range limitations of higher frequencies.
- Considered the challenge of allocating bandwidth to MANET
systems to enable sufficient throughput rates.