Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

for Tactical Communications

Cognitive decision support for the connected warfighter

Setting up a network from scratch in a foreign territory is a difficult and challenging task. Maintaining and protecting it can be just as difficult. Militaries need technology that will make their job easier and not add unnecessary complexity. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is being developed at Ultra I&C to help improve tactical network performance and reduce operator load.

Practical and powerful

Our approach to cognitive-powered networks is to provide ‘under-the-hood’ AI/ML technology to make straightforward and logical technical decisions very rapidly. Those decisions could include scaling back power on a radio to reduce electromagnetic signatures, automatically rerouting links to a better location, or switching frequency bands on the fly to react to jamming.

On-the-move and resilient

AI/ML has been adopted across many industries and the benefits are clear. For military operators, it means networks that are more resilient – leading to better soldier survivability in keeping critical lines of communication open. It means having tactical networks that are less susceptible to congestion and being contested. It means having bandwidth when and where it is needed for that mission-critical uplink.

Technological overmatch

Networks of yesterday were static and immovable. Networks of tomorrow need to be highly flexible, adaptable, survivable and movable. They also need to be able to ‘sense’ and ‘react’ to threats, to create obfuscation and confuse enemy jamming. These reactions and interventions need to occur in seconds to be effective and occur faster than any human can react. This is where AI/ML can help to provide technical overmatch in tactical networking and to ‘weaponize’ smart networks against opponents.

AI-powered networks to support JADC2

JADC2 will provide a cloud-like environment for the US DoD joint forces to share intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data, transmitting across key communications networks, to enable faster decision making. For such an advanced network to function efficiently, technical decisions need to be taken in seconds to prioritize scarce bandwidth where and when it is needed most. AI/ML technologies for tactical networks from Ultra I&C can assist JADC2 operators with automated and semi-automated interventions for information prioritization, managing information overload and optimizing available bandwidth.

A holistic approach

A single radio solution can’t provide everything military forces need for a resilient, on-the-move network. It requires a complete network of connected solutions, including backhaul, edge and satcom solutions working together in concert. It requires a radio platform that can accept new software when it is needed as technology evolves and can function across a wide array of frequency bands and industry waveforms. It requires a company that is looking at the challenges from a holistic perspective, rather than a pinpoint problem perspective. Ultra I&C is that company.

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