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DoD Teleport System

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is implementing the Department of Defense (DoD) Teleport System. The system will integrate, manage, and control a variety of communications interfaces between the Defense Information System Network (DISN) terrestrial and tactical satellite communications (SATCOM) assets at a single point of presence.

The DoD Teleport System consists of the migration of a collection of existing telecommunications capabilities and distribution points {e.g. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS), Standard Tactical Entry Point (STEP) sites, and non-STEP Defense Information Infrastructure (DII) Gateways}. This will provide deployed forces with sufficient interfaces for multi-band and multimedia connectivity from deployed locations anywhere in the world to online DISN Service Delivery Nodes (SDNs) and legacy Tactical C4I Systems. This system shall facilitate the interoperability between multiple SATCOM systems and deployed tactical networks that allows the user a seamless interface into the DISN and Legacy C4I systems.

The system is a telecommunications collection and distribution point, providing deployed warfighters with multiband, multimedia, and worldwide reach-back capabilities to DISN that far exceed current capabilities. Teleport is an extension of the Standardized Tactical Entry Point (STEP) program, which provides reach-back for deployed warfighters via the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) X-band satellites. This new system provides additional connectivity via multiple military and commercial SATCOM systems, and it provides a seamless interface into DISN. The system provides inter- and intra-theater communications through a variety of SATCOM choices and increased DISN access capabilities.

The system will be implemented in three phases:

  • Generation One- Currently being implemented, Generation One (FY02-06) architecture adds capabilities to a subset of existing STEP sites. It will provide satellite connectivity for deployed tactical communications systems operating in X-band (DSCS and follow-on X-band satellites), commercial C- and Ku-bands, Ultra High Frequency (UHF), Extremely High Frequency (EHF) SATCOM and initial Ka-band capabilities.
  • Generation Two- This generation's (FY06-07) notional architecture depicts how the DoD Teleport System will be supplemented with additional Ka-band capabilities. The Ka-band terminals will provide interfaces to the Wideband Gapfiller System (WGS) program, which will provide Ka-band and X-band coverage with throughput far exceeding the current DSCS satellite constellation.
  • Generation Three- This generation (FY08-12) consists of technology insertion for the Advanced EHF System, Advanced Narrowband System, and the Advanced Wideband System, including technology upgrades for baseband equipment.

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