Military communications operate under an umbrella of heterogeneous networks that enable the provision of interoperable voice, video and data services across a global environment, segmented according to security policies, transmission requirements and the individual needs of the end user.
Military communications structure
Upper level networking, consisting of infrastructure and networking components
Mid-level networking providing high capacity backhaul
Support to the tactical edge for end-users and sensors
“In a similar fashion, 5G serves as an aggregator technology that will encompass a range of network types and technologies to serve both traditional voice, video and data requirements to the end-user, as well as opening up capabilities to enable connectivity across devices including vehicles, machines, sensors and devices,” said Eric Higham, North American Director for ADS at Strategy Analytics.
Phased arrays, beam forming, millimeter-wave frequencies, satellite communications, Gallium Nitride, duplex communications and shared spectrum access are amongst the crossover technologies that will become common across both commercial and military communications.