NATO AGS MGECS D/F SW STANAG 5516-5522

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Project full name:

NATO AGS Core System MGEC Component D/F STANAG 5516-5522 Software Implementation

Client:

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)

Period:

2013/01 – 2016/12

Solutions:

Tactical data links (Link 1, 16, 22); ISR information processing systems;

Project description:

During the implementation of the project, several business services for the Mobile General Exploitation Component (MGEC), which is part of the Mobile General Ground Station (MGGS) of NATO AGS Core System, were created:

  • Deformatter/Formatter (D/F) STANAG 5516 or Link 16 data processing service (Data Link Processor, DLP) according to NATO STANAG 5516 requirements;
  • Deformatter/Formatter (D/F) STANAG 5522 or Link 22 data processing service (Data Link Processor, DLP) according to NATO STANAG 5522 requirements.

Link 16 is a military tactical data exchange network used by NATO nations. With Link 16, military aircraft as well as ships and ground forces may exchange their tactical picture in near-real time. Link 16 also supports the exchange of text messages, imagery data and provides two channels of digital voice.

Link 16 is a TDMA-based secure, jam-resistant, high-speed digital data link which operates in the HF (High Frequency) radio band. This frequency range limits the exchange of information to users within line-of-sight (LOS).

STANAG 5516 defines a specification for Link 16 – automatic data exchange of tactical information with and among NATO tactical data systems, to include message standards, operational procedures, data link protocols and network management procedures.

Link 16 information is primarily coded in J-series messages which are grouped in functional areas.

Link 22 represents a new generation of tactical data exchange network with expanded capabilities and operation in 2 radio bands – HF (High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency). UHF range allows the exchange of information to users beyond line-of-sight (BLOS).

A STANAG 5522 defines a specification for Link 22 to include message standards, data link protocols and network management procedures. Link 22 uses STANAG 5516 compliant J-series messages and specific F-series messages.

D/F STANAG 5516 and D/F STANAG 5522 services perform conversion of Link 16 and Link 22 data to system’s internal format for use in ISR exploitation (deformatter function), and conversion of Link 16 and Link 22 data in internal format to STANAG 5516 and STANAG 5522 compliant format (formatter function), also provides interfaces to other MGEC system parts and services.

Technologies:
Java 1.8, Talend ESB, Eclipse RCP (GUI).

More information:

www.nagsma.nato.int