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Tactical Network Analysis and Planning System Plus (TNAPS+)

Primary Purpose Computer based desktop System Planning and System

Control (SPSC) tool comprised of integrated

software modules designed to automate the

planning, engineering, database development,

network analysis, and management for tactical

communication networks. TNAPS+ is a joint

communications standard.

Sub-Functions Standard requirements development, Operational

requirements development, circuit switch

planning, message switch planning, data network

planning (state-of-the-art COTS equipment),

transmission network planning (sites, TRI-TAC

links, FCC-100 links, IDNX links, and circuits),

COMSEC, system control and management (master

station log, statistics, message passing),

reports development and printing, site mux

planning (FCC-100, Promina, etc.), and system

administration (TNAPS file management).

Equipment Requirements PC Pentium or above, color SVGA monitor, Windows

95 or NT, DOS 6.0 or higher, 32 MB RAM, and 50 MB

hard disk space. Program modules are 95%

Windows, 5% DOS.

Connectivity Requirements

Crypto Requirements None.

Normal Locations Network planning commands and user level units

across the Joint community.

Information Managed Network and equipment databases for each

exercise/operation.

Products Created Numerous network level and nodal/equipment level

output reports describing resulting networks and

equipment configurations/status.

Lead Service/Contractor USAF Electronic Systems Command, Hanscom AFB, MA,

Logicon 950 N. Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL.

Current Fielding Status TNAPS+ version 3.4 (Dec 2000), distributed to Air

Force and the Joint Community. Two additional

releases are planned for 2001.

Known Problems None noted.

DIICOE Compliance Rating

Point of Contact Lt Matthew Sicola, Project Officer

HQ ESC/DIGD, Hanscom Air Force Base DSN:

478-5560,

https://esc-digd.hanscom.af.mil/Tnaps/tnaps.htm

Updated by Captain Daryl E. Grissom, USMC, CCSC-01

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