Satellite communications dominate current and planned military and government communications systems and make Net-Centric Warfare possible. This course provides a review of current and future military satellite communications. Internet protocol (IP) and IP over Satellite (IPoS) are addressed showing this protocol's strengths and weaknesses as a facilitator of Net-Centric warfare.
All of the current and future military and commercial satellite systems are described including MILSATCOM's evolution. The topics provide a perspective of satellite communications for military applications.
This course describes the fundamental aspects of satellite communication systems engineering with emphasis on the description of current and projected satellite networks in a net-centric and transitional communications environment.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
The course is designed for military communications systems planners, engineers, managers, operators, system analysts, and decision makers who need a review of military satellite communications concepts and implementations. A general background in communications is recommended.
COURSE OUTLINE: Military Satellite Communications in a Net-Centric, Transitional Communications World.
Introduction and System Review
• Basic Principles of Satellite Communications, frequencies, orbits, design rationale
• Overview of Military Satellite Communications Systems, including UHF, SHF and EHF architectures
• Model of a satellite communications system
• Link calculation components
• Terminal View of Link Equations
• UHF, SHF and EHF Terminals
• Future Terminals Planned
UHF Military Satellite Systems
• Fleet Satellite Communications System
• UHF Follow-On System
• Mobile User Objective System
CDMA/AJ/IP over Satellite (IPoS)
• Code division multiple access and anti jam formulas
• IP, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) & Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP)
• Performance Enhancement Protocols
Net-Centric Warfare Workshop
• OSD Philosophy and Directions
• Impact of Technologies on Net-Centric Warfare
• Latency and Remote Access Exercises
CONOPS and Budgeting
• Concepts of Operations
• Budgets of Military Systems
• Budget Exercise
Mr. James A. Mazzei
Course Coordinator and Lecturer
Mr. James A. Mazzei provides consulting services to DoD and Intelligence Community customers under a contract with a Federally Funded Research & Development Center. His principal areas of expertise are DoD satellite systems, commercial satellite systems, satellite earth stations and distributed networks. He has over 30 years satellite communications experience in the Air Force and industry, in technical and management roles. He has held technical positions ranging from test engineer to Chief Technical Officer, and management positions ranging from Earth Station Manager to Senior Director & CIO. Mr. Mazzei's experience in industry includes employment with Harris Corporation, COMSAT Corporation and Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., and encompasses testing and production of major systems as well as systems engineering and technical assistance. In addition to his consulting services, Mr. Mazzei serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland, George Mason University and Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in the areas of satellite communications, data communications, computer networks, network management and executive programs.
Dr. Stephen D. Huffman is vice president and chief technology officer at the MITRE Corporation. As chief technology officer, Dr. Huffman is responsible for the formulation and management of MITRE’s research and development program which explores emerging and enabling technologies and their application to critical national problems. Dr. Huffman develops MITRE’s corporate strategic technology investment plan and works across MITRE to ensure corporate-wide collaboration in the execution of the program and in the dissemination and application of the results. Dr. Huffman joined MITRE in 1988 and has held a variety of positions. Most recently, he served as vice president of MITRE’s Washington Command, Control and Communications Center where he was responsible for MITRE’s work for selected senior customers focused on DOD transformation. Before joining MITRE, Dr. Huffman was director of research and development at M/A-COM Linkabit, where he developed anti-jam and low-probability-of-intercept communications systems, error-correction coders, speech store-and-forward systems, satellite communications, and signals intelligence systems.
Dr. Heywood Paul is the chief scientist for Femme Comp Inc., a women-owned small business in the suburban Northern Virginia area and in Colorado Springs. He has more than 30 years of experience in communications systems design and assessment of UHF, SHF and EHF MILSATCOM. His expertise includes Net-centric concepts for Internet Protocol over Satellites, Demand Assigned Multiple Access systems, adaptive antenna analysis, MILSATCOM architectures and ground gateways concept development, SATCOM terminal design, specification development and system simulation. He has provided key contributions in the concept development and system engineering of the Wideband Global System and improvements to the associated wideband ground and control segments. He currently provides system concepts and recommendations for Wideband SATCOM, IP Modems, AISR, Advanced and Mobile (Airborne) User SATCOM System architectures. He has published more than 25 papers on MILSATCOM, waveforms, multiple access methods, and system applications. Mr. Gary R Huckell provides consulting services to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR, San Diego) through a contract with L3 Communications, supporting the JMINI, IW, and MUOS UHF MILSATCOM programs. Prior to this he worked for 41 years as a civilian at SPAWAR San Diego. Mr. Huckell received a B.S. in Physics in 1965 at San Diego State College and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1967 at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1970 he designed the control hardware (ON-143(V)5) and software for the original SSIXS subscriber communication system. He was the principle contributor and writer for MIL-STD-188-183A and initiated the concept for the Integrated Waveform.
Mr. Witteried currently works at LinQuest Corp, Advanced Architectures and Engineering Solutions (AAES). He is well known throughout the military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) community for technical and managerial expertise. He’s provided engineering and architectural support to the Air Force, DISA, OSD AT&L, the DoD Inspector General, US Space Command, the Joint Staff and the Chief of Naval Operations. Mr. Witteried has over 35 years of professional experience in the acquisition, engineering, design, development, implementation, field installation, testing, launch and operations of DoD intelligence, information systems, and terrestrial & satellite communication systems including 29 years MILSATCOM and seven years in intelligence collection systems including metropolitan and wide area communication systems. His experience includes chief of communications payload engineering and chief of ground support equipment engineering for the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), the Program Manager for future DSCS space and control segment, Special Assistant to the Director of SATCOM engineering, and Assistant to the Director of Advance Milstar-II Program. He also has experience at the DoD level in satellite communication architecture development directly supporting the Joint Staff J6 and the Assistant Secretary of Defense ASD(NII). He was one of two U.S. negotiators for operational requirements and concepts of operation for an international (US/FR/UK) cooperative communication satellite program called INMILSAT. He has extensive concept development and design experience as program manager for multi-vendor studies. For thirteen-years, he was resource and requirements manager for the Global Broadcast Service direct support to Chief of Naval Operations. He has three years experience providing assessment and analysis support to Joint Staff Network Centric Functional Capabilities Board (NC-FCB) moving new programs through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process. He recently worked on the ASSIST project developing the systems spec for a new DoD satellite, developed the concepts for DoD Gateway Enterprise management – SATCOM (DGEMS, now called DIG-T) and is working capability development for SATCOM Planning and Execution Service (SPES)
Military service includes six Meritorious Service Medal Awards.