Tactical Data Link Simulation: Realistic Network Emulation

Bridging Simulation and Reality in Modern Warfare The digital age has transformed the battlefield, elevating information to a cornerstone of military operations. In the heart of this transformation is Link 16, a tactical data link that serves as the nervous system for the U.S & NATO, facilitating the exchange of real-time tactical data across air, […]

Bringing Network Realism to Military Training Environments

Networks are a critical component in modern warfare and their impact on the war fighter’s effectiveness cannot be overstated. And here we are not just talking about their criticality in frontline combat situations but also for logistics and wider intelligence gathering. Therefore, it is vital to include the network environment in your simulation or training […]

What is Jitter and should we care about it?

This blog is Part 2 of a 3 part blog and concentrates on jitter (variable latency). Part 1 dealt with distance, latencies and orbits and subsequent parts will discuss the effect of atmospheric conditions and choice of wavebands. First, it’s worth noting that while the term jitter is used by network specialists and certain application performance engineers, […]

What Causes Satellite Loss and Error?

This blog is Part 3 of a 3 part blog and concentrates on Errors, Loss, the effect of atmospheric conditions and choice of wavebands. Part 1 dealt with Distance, Latencies and Orbits and Part 2 looked at Jitter. Atmospheric Conditions and SATCOMS Data Transmission There’s no doubt that in an ideal world the transmission from Ground to Satellite and […]

Why is Satellite Latency High?

Why is satellite latency so high? (and it’s not all to do with distance) This blog is Part 1 of a 3-part blog and concentrates on high latency, the subsequent parts will discuss jitter, the effect of atmospheric conditions and choice of wavebands. If we want to our applications to be available globally we have to […]

iPerf can be wrong!

We all love Open Source and I’m no exception.  Much of the world’s computing is powered by Linux, including devices like your home router! But this doesn’t mean that it’s perfect, and the chances are that the less people that use a particular bit of Open Source, the less well tested it is.  So Linux […]