Network Infrastructures provide monitoring and tracking at U.S. Army Home Stations, Combat Training Centers, and Joint Training Centers Worldwide. Complex end-to-end networking and security solutions are designed and fielded based on customer needs. Mobile and permanent telemetry antenna systems provide scalable RF coverage and transmit live feed across multiple sites.
HITS Aviation leverages LBA-TESS to integrate aviation players with HITS ground players and provide Force-on-Force/Force-on-Target collective training with real-time performance monitoring and After Action Reviews (AARs). Player and event data are transmitted to remote tower sites via the telemetry network. Rack-mounted Relay Units (RRUs) located at the remote tower sites transmit data via ethernet to the Aviation Gateway located at the HITS EXCON. The Aviation Gateway receives RRU data messages and translates them to LT2 PUXML packets, then transmits them to the HITS EXCON via an XML gateway. Data transmitted from the Aviation Gateway conforms to the approved LT2 Player Unit Interface Control Document (ICD).
AHIP combines the scoring data from the Aerial Weapon Scoring System (AWSS), aircraft position and event data from LBA-TESS, and pilot and gunner recorded Through-Site Video (TSV) into a single time-synchronized display, called SMOTAR. This integrated system displays, monitors and tracks instrumented players during training and weapon engagement exercises with playback capability. AHIP consists of three-dimensional steel targets, an Air Ground-Integration (A-GI) village, and the modular AAR. AHIP works with existing range components and is an interim step until the Army fields the Digital Air-Ground Integration Ranges (DAGIR).
Located at Range #83 Fort Bliss Texas, DAGIR supports both fixed permanent and non-permanent infrastructures to allow for integration across sites and LVC mission domains. The IA compliant Aviation Integration Subsystem (AIS) integrates LBA-TESS into the DRTS overall system. LBA-TESS integration with the DRTS system data is accomplished through the Aviation Gateway data translator. The Aviation Gateway communicates with the SMODIM network and relays position/location and weapon event data to the fixed range processor. The DAGIR Aviation Gateway collects telemetry data from the air network infrastructure and forwards it to the secure DIS Gateway for integration with the exercise command and control system. The SMODIM Telemetry Test Kit (STTK) allows the fixed range to perform end-to-end testing of the DRTS and TESS components prior to the arrival of any aircraft.
The AADMS Lifecycle Upgrade at the National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, CA, provides the Air Network Infrastructure required for tracking players and player events. This includes AH-64, UH-60, OH-58, CH-47 and UH-72. AADMS integrates TESS data from the aircraft SMODIM and Aviation Gateway data translator into the NTC Core Instrumentation System (CIS). AADMS has replaced and upgraded the aging Air Network Infrastructure and improved Radio Frequency (RF) coverage areas. Five solar-powered remote site tower assemblies replaced seven towers that were non-operational. Affected networks include test administration, Observer, Controller (OC) networks, CIS commands, and the AADMS player networks. The system passed extensive government acceptance tests in the harsh NTC environment and provided support during two unit rotations during implementation.