Third-generation technologies for HF radio networking

E.E. Johnson
IEEE Military Communications Conference. Proceedings. MILCOM 98 (Cat. No.98CH36201)  
Second-generation HF automation (e.g., MIL-STD-188-141A) provided a sufficiently robust, reliable, and interoperable link establishment technology to produce a resurgence of interest in HF radio for long-haul and mobile voice networks beginning in the 1980s. With the addition of a robust data link protocol, the second generation technology was extended to support data applications over HF. By the mid-1990's, however, the growth of HF networking revealed the need for techniques that reduce
more » ... s that reduce overhead traffic so that the limited HF spectrum could support larger networks and more data traffic. This paper describes a "third generation" of HF radio automation technology that provides significant advances in modem technology, link establishment, network management, and data throughput. One goal of the third-generation technology development effort for MIL-STD-188-141B was to efficiently support bursty data traffic in peer-to-peer networks with hundreds of stations. The constraints that this imposes on linking, message delivery, and routing table maintenance improve the performance of star-topology and smaller peer-to-peer networks as well.
doi:10.1109/milcom.1998.722158 fatcat:lnrnchbp2bgvfjaz6vt4fwbnse