TELESIS provides the experience and expertise to deliver advanced engineering solutions, whether working with the latest satellite communication technologies, building system prototypes, or using open source technologies.
TELESIS’ Division of Advanced Engineering provides complex technology and innovative solutions to Federal DoD and Civilian agencies. As technology evolves, our thought leaders and experts design, build and integrate cutting-edge solutions to solve the most pressing business and technology challenges.
Our "Ideate – Design – Prototype – Build – Test – Deploy" innovation and engineering cycle delivers customized solutions that address current and evolving customer needs.
Whether the challenge is enhancing the effectiveness of battlefield communications or pioneering the first commercial cybersecurity network threat detection platform, our engineers have led the industry in meeting the next challenges of our customers.
The Challenge: Effective Communication within forward deployed combat units for those US Forces that are not fielded with Common Operating Picture (COP) systems in order to continue mission planning and operations. The TELESIS customer wanted to provide a capability to those users while not disturbing their current operations or adding additional equipment to their inventory.
The Solution: TELESIS took its years of engineering and knowledge of how tactical systems work and developed fully web based Common Operating Picture (COP) Application. The new tactical software allows commanders to communicate more effectively with forward-deployed combat units. TELESIS created an intuitive user interface and applied its in-house experience to develop an application using design elements for a familiar look and feel.
The software, known as Tactical Interface Tracking Application Node (TITAN), enables detailed communications while displaying a common operational picture for a single or multiple area of operations, such as the Middle East and Europe. TITAN uses the existing Blue Force Tracking network infrastructure that enables friendly force tracking for tens of thousands of Army and Marine Corps vehicles with Joint Battle Command-Platform hardware and software.
The software allows users to log in anywhere in the world with a computer on the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network(SIPR), using an internet browser, with no downloads necessary. Commanders can use TITAN to communicate with deployed units all over the world from one location. TITAN users can pull up maps, view multiple global locations and color-code their soldiers’ locations. It enables chat, messaging, sending attachments, filing situation reports and creating distribution lists.
The Challenge: The Iridium network is comprised of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that form a global mesh network. Iridium Short-Burst Data (SBD) devices that operate on this network currently have no interoperability with the Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) Family of Systems (FoS) systems. These JBC-P systems are the primary means of communication for units throughout the world using the Blue Force Tracker (BFT) network. The BFT network is managed through the Network Operations Center (NOC) located at the Mission Command Support Center (MCSC). The JBC-P FoS systems cannot currently communicate with the Iridium devices presenting a limit in communications between dismounted soldiers equipped with Iridium devices and JBC-P FoS (Vehicle and Command Post).
The Solution: TELESIS developed a plan to design and implement a solution to resolve this interoperability limitation. This plan was brought to TELESIS and approved for implementation. This plan had two steps. The first was new firmware for the SHOUT TS Iridium devices, and the second was the development of the MIG server located at the MCSC.
The TELESIS Team worked with NAL Research to develop a new firmware for the SHOUT TS device that can natively send and receive limited Command and Control (C2) and Situational Awareness (SA) messages with JBC-P FoS. This firmware uses the Variable Message Format (VMF) 6017A+ message standard that is already in use by JBC-P platforms. The MIG server was then developed to interface with the Department of Defense (DoD) Iridium Gateway to send and receive messages to/from the JBC-P NOC and talk directly with Iridium SBD devices that use this new firmware.
The MIG also uses leverages the existing architecture within the JBC-P NOC Software to process the message flow between Iridium devices and JBC-P devices.
The MIG was developed to allow for future Iridium SBD devices that can send (or act as a modem for a system that sends) VMF 6017A+ message standard to utilize the limited C2/SA capabilities that the MIG provides.Close Lightbox