Print Email Facebook Twitter A cellular-based solution for radio communications in MOUT Title A cellular-based solution for radio communications in MOUT Author Overduin, R. TNO Informatie- en Communicatietechnologie Publication year 2005 Abstract A short-term and potentially cost-effective solution is proposed for tactical radio communications in Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) for the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA). Measurements and computer simulations presented show that on average, outdoor ranges in MOUT as attainable with RNLA's current VHF (Very High Frequency) Combat Net Radio (CNR) system are limited to approximately 1.5 km. Economical and technical feasible modifications of the present system to overcome these difficulties have not been identified. The alternative proposed is a CNR emulation over 2.5G mobile networks, using VoIP-over-GPRS (Voice over IP-over-General Packet Radio Service) and portable relays. Advantages and drawbacks of this solution are dealt with. Plans for a prove-of-concept to be performed in cooperation with RNLA units are presented. Finally, the system perspectives of this approach to meet military requirements and its position in a future Global Information Grid (GIG) Transport Infrastructure are considered. Subject InformaticsCost effectivenessMilitary applicationsMilitary communicationsNatural frequenciesPacket networksVoice/data communication systemsCombat net radio (CNR)Military operations in urban terrain (MOUT)Very High Frequency (VHF)VoIP-over-GPRSRadio communication To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:07c65211-f1cf-4891-85cb-294a807b7c69 DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/milcom.2005.1605975 TNO identifier 238960 Source MILCOM 2005: Military Communications Conference 2005, 17 October 2005 through 20 October 2005, Atlatnic City, NJ, Conference code: 69284, 2005 Series Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM Article number No.: 1605975 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.