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dc.contributor.advisorXie, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, Simon
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:10Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47861
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe transition of the military from wars within two known and established theaters to a focus on a dynamic and hastily occupied combat environment necessitates the need for a similarly dynamic and adaptable communications backbone. Traditionally, Army units have relied on either FM communications over short distances or expensive radios to communicate over long distances. FM communications often require retransmission to extend their reach while expensive radio systems often rely on other resources such as satellites. The analog-to-digital television conversion saw the birth of white space spectral technology, which dynamically allocates unutilized spectral space within the television broadcast range to transmit data. This research explores the use of white space spectral technology in the creation of a dynamically established communications infrastructure for the purpose of repeating communications originating from numerous existing platforms in the tactical environment. A comparative analysis was conducted between an imple-mentation of this technology, the Carlson Rural Connect, and similar solutions, specifically, a variant of the Harris 117G, currently available within the military in order to explore the merit of this technology for use as a communications relay in the tactical environ-ment. The results obtained in these experiments demonstrate the potential use of white space technology as a repeater in the tactical environment. Though this potential exists, this technology requires time, a dedicated development effort, and additional testing and experimentation before it is refined enough for use in military operations.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleMesh networking in the tactical environment using white space technologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGibson, John
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.subject.authortactical communicationsen_US
dc.subject.authorwhite spaceen_US
dc.subject.authorrelayen_US
dc.subject.authortelevisionen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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