Integration of Cell Phone Technology with Marine Corps Tactical Communication Networks
Dixon, Joshua S.
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Problem: The research idea is motivated from the current lack of communication capabilities observed by Marines while in a tactical / field environment. Imagine highly mobile units either providing disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, or conducting full-scale combat operations. These environments all share a common demand for a highly mobile ad-hoc wireless network. Normally, cell phone towers and/or pre-laid fiber cables could provide a solid communication backbone for the network. However, these assets are usually unavailable or unsecure in these types of environments. Therefore, the military relies on specific radios: