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Tactical Information Broadcast System/Tactical Related Application Data Distribution System (TIBS/TDDS) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Tactical Information Broadcast System (TIBS) is a Ultra High Frequency (UHF) broadcast system that provides tactical and national multi-sensor, multi-source timely intelligence to tactical commanders. TIBS is a theater oriented, interactive communications pathway designed for tactical commanders.

(U) The Tactical Related Application (TRAP) Data Distribution System (TDDS) is also Ultra High Frequency (UHF) broadcast system that provides national and tactical multi-sensor, multi-source intelligence to tactical commanders worldwide. It is a one way communications broadcast that primarily disseminates national data to tactical users.

Description (U):

(U) TIBS allows theater commanders to broadcast intelligence from all their collection assets in the theater of operation. TIBS operates at 2.4 Kbps with growth to 19.2 Kbps. The TIBS message format is similar to TADIL J.

(U) TDDS uses Fleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM) relays to provide global coverage. Time sensitive information (i.e., missile launches) is passed via a high speed backbone to the appropriate FLTSATCOM insertion point. The current 2/4 Kbps capability will evolve into higher bandwidths and multiple data links in late 1990's. The Tactical Related Applications (TRAP) broadcast is a worldwide broadcast system that disseminates high interest reports in near real-time to tactical commanders with Tactical Receive Equipment (TRE). The TRAP equipment receives these reports from a number of sources, reformats and compresses the data, and transmits them to the TREs via UHF satellite communication satellites. Some TRAP sites also serve as relay sites to relay the data from one satellite to another, making the TRAP broadcast worldwide.

(U) TIBS and TDDS allow missile launch and tracking detectors to broadcast their observations in a timely manner direct to communication, command, and control networks throughout the globe. These broadcasts will enable aircraft and weapons to aid in launch detection, interception, and destruction. The TIBS data link is received by the following fielded receivers: TRE/PPU, CTT/H, CTT/HR, and SUCCESS/PPU. The TDDS data link is received by the following fielded receivers: TRE, MATT, CTT/H, CTT/HR, and SUCCESS (future JTT).

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:
  • (U) DoD.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
FLTSATCOMFleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM)
IBSIntegrated Broadcast System (IBS)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
C2 & Data HandlingCommand and Control (C2) and Data Handling
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Lead Office (U):

(U) DoD.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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