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PACKAGE ID002397MLTPL00 TACNET TRACKER
KWIC TitleTacNet Tracker Software 
AUTHORSRIBLETT JR.,LOREN; WISEMAN,JAMES; & STEVENS,JAMES
LIMITATION/AUDIENCE CODECOPY/LIM
COMPLETION DATE08/04/2008 
PUBLICATION DATE08/04/2008 
DESCRIPTIONThe TacNet Tracker will be used for the monitoring and real-time tracking of personnel and assets in an unlimited number of specific applications. The TacNet Tracker software is a VxWorks Operating System based programming package that controls the functionality for the wearable Tracker. One main use of the TacNet Tracker is in Blue Force Tracking, the ability to track the good guys in an adversarial situation or in a force-on-force or real battle conditions. The purpose of blue force tracking is to provide situational awareness to the battlefield commanders and personnel. There are practical military applications with the TacNet Tracker.The mesh network is a wireless IP communications network that moves data packets from source IP addresses to specific destination IP addresses. Addresses on the TacNet infrastructure utilize an 8-bit network mask (255.0.0.0). In other words, valid TacNet addresses range from 10.0.0.1 to 10.254.254.254. The TacNet software design uses uni-cast transmission techniques because earlier mesh network software releases did not provide for the ability to utilize multi-cast data movement. The TacNet design employs a list of addresses to move information within the TacNet infrastructure. For example, a convoy text file containing the IP addresses of all valid receivers of TacNet information could be used for transmitting the information and for limiting transmission to addresses on the list. 
PACKAGE CONTENTSMedia Directory; Software Abstract; Media includes Source Code; /1 CD ROM 
SOURCE CODE INCLUDED?
MEDIA QUANTITY
COMPUTERMLT-PLTFM 
OPERATING SYSTEMSVxWorks Ver 6.4 
RELATED SOFTWAREWindRiver PNE 
ABSTRACT STATUSReleased As-Is 06/16/2009 
SPONSORUSDOE 
RESEARCH ORGSandia National Laboratories 
PACKAGE TYPEAS-IS 

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