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high-bandwidth nodes. In fact, the more nodes added, the more
pathways are established, improving the network’s resiliency. This
helps create a force multiplier in combat situations, and during
other mission-critical environments.
The nodes self-configure, making it simple to expand the
network, and are built to withstand hostile environments like
battlefields. Each node serves as singular infrastructure, enabling
everything within the network to be mobile: wireless nodes,
clients, and network traffic can move in real time without
A kinetic mesh network can be easily redeployed and
expanded in multiple ways, and still operate with the same level
of reliability, even in the harshest conditions. It eliminates the
challenges of time-consuming, complicated deployments in the
midst of battlefield pressures, challenging terrain, and changing
operations: A soldier doesn’t need extensive training to set up
a radio, and companies no longer need to lay new cable every
time their headquarters move, which requires man-hours and
Not to be overlooked is the network’s military-grade level
of security (with some radios certified to “Secret and Below”
interoperability). Kinetic mesh delivers end-to-end, 256-bit
encryption. When encrypted information flows through the
mesh and comes out another node, it stays encrypted all the
way through, and isn’t decrypted until delivery to its final
destination. At each hop in the network, kinetic mesh provides
a per-hop authentication for each packet. Metadata is also
encrypted; an attacker can’t analyze the traffic and see which
nodes are communicating with other devices—which, in a
battlefield situation, could give away position.
Kinetic Mesh’s Role in Mobile Military Operations
According to the Mission Command Center of Excellence, it’s
critical to have a transportable network providing better soldier
connectivity and facilitating the transfer of real-time data
between all soldiers, even as they move around.
Intended to meet these goals, SoldierLink is a
communications network connecting all military personnel
from the individual soldier, up to national command for
aiding informational superiority and distributing situational
awareness communications, including position locator
information for soldiers and vehicles.
The system uses an advanced kinetic networking waveform,
which can operate on a single or multiple frequencies. It
establishes a secure infrastructure-less high-speed Mobile
Ad-hoc Network (MANET), forming the MANET using an
all-IP mobile-meshing radio-transport technology, advanced
protocols, and packet aggregation algorithms.
The kinetic mesh radio nodes function as a gateway to
other networks, and connect via Ethernet standards. With
5 to 20 Mbs of encrypted data throughput per dismounted
users and vehicles, company-level and below soldiers can
obtain web-based services and cloud applications, connecting
lower levels with leadership.
Ensuring Network Superiority
Informational superiority and complete situational awareness
are directly proportional to mission success probability, and
leveraging technology is the smartest and fastest way to
achieve that success.
As more systems are developed (using kinetic mesh
networks as a backbone), troops on the move will become
increasingly empowered by the on-the-go connectivity they
can access. Additionally, these types of systems help increase
force protection, create better situational awareness, allow
better collaboration and information exchange between
combat user groups, along with enhancing other mission-critical command capabilities. ECN