The undersea domain imposes well-known limits on communication and therefore the capacity to transfer the right information necessary to its intended purpose. The TIMEly program aims to develop concepts for a heterogeneous underwater network architecture that enables the vision of mosaic warfare by the contemporaneous composition of effect chains from available assets in any domain, but with an emphasis on the underwater domain in order to provide options for execution on the fly.
Since mosaic warfare will require the integrated use of assets across all domains, the information networks are necessary to enable highly capable integrated systems from distributed and dynamically reconfigured assets. Therefore, TIMEly will develop architectures that work within commonly understood limitations, with a focus on protocols, quality of service, and information exchange to produce a dynamically reconfigurable, highly responsive information architecture for cross-domain communications.
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