• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Link 16, a tactical data link network primarily used in airborne and naval platforms, is increasingly being integrated into space-based systems to enhance connectivity and interoperability in complex operational environments. This advanced course delves into the intricacies of employing Link 16 in space-based System of Systems (SoS) architectures, focusing on concepts such as Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol – Cryptographic (JREAP-C), network entry through space to ground connections from Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and sensor fusion techniques. Participants will gain practical knowledge and skills in configuring, managing, and optimizing Link 16 networks within space-based SoS environments, enabling effective data exchange and collaborative operations across terrestrial and space assets.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the principles of Link 16 communication protocol.
  • Recognize the role of Link 16 in Space-based System of Systems (SoS).
  • Learn how Link 16 facilitates data exchange among diverse platforms.
  • Gain proficiency in configuring and managing Link 16 networks.
  • Explore applications of Link 16 in space-based operations.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • All-Source Analysis
  • Data Administration
  • Exploitation Analysis