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Title: Mode 5S Study Group Kickoff Meeting

Mode 5/S Study Group Kickoff Meeting
Fall - SIWCaptiva Room 1330-1500
Chair, Frank Hill, SDS Intl, 404-464-4511,
Mode 5/S Study GroupAgenda
  • Study Group Charter (TOR) Review
  • What is Mode 5 and Mode S?
  • What is DoD Implementation Plan?
  • What is the Impact on Simulations?
  • What has been done so far in simulation?
  • The Navy Mode 5/S IFF PDU vs DIS IFF PDU.
  • Discuss and Agree on a plan of action.
  • Discuss and Agree on a Tentative Schedule.

Mode 5/S Study Group
  • The Study Group shall execute the following
  • Establish a working relationship with the Mode
    5/S Program Offices and Mode 5/S Technical
    Support Offices and the Mode 5/S program offices
    of each of the component services and other
    government agencies.
  • Establish a working relationship with each of the
    DoD MS organizations, and with the NATO MS
    office to identify any simulation efforts that
    have been planned or any work that has already
    been performed on Mode 5/S simulation.
  • Identify key stakeholders (organizations and
    companies). This also includes identifying any
    work that has already been performed on Mode 5/S
  • Publicize the SISO Mode 5/S IFF Study Group as
    the main clearinghouse for Mode 5/S related to

Mode 5/S Study Group
  • Identify all protocols and associated standards,
    such as NATO STANAGs, that will need to be
    updated for Mode 5/S simulation. Determine the
    organizations and efforts that may be underway
    already to upgrade those standards.
  • Set priorities for which protocol standards to
    address first in light of ongoing efforts and the
    user community for each standard.
  • Perform analysis and prepare a draft set of
    proposed changes to the DIS Protocol, selected
    HLA FOMs and SOMs and, possibly, the TENA
    Protocol and submit those changes to the
    appropriate protocol standards organizations.
  • Prepare a set of Mode 5 design guidelines based
    on the proposed changes to the standards for use
    by software engineers when upgrading simulations
    and simulators.

Mode 5/S Study Group
  • Establish a Mode 5/S IFF Study Group Reflector
    and Document Library with Mode 5/S information
    for simulation developers and users. Hold regular
    telecons with interested Mode 5/S parties.
  • Determine the need for a Mode 5/S IFF PDG as
    needed for documentation that will not be
    produced by an existing SISO PDG or other
    standards organizations.

Mode 5/S Study GroupWhat is Mode 5/S?
  • Mode 5 is a military replacement for Mode 4. It
    will include much more information on a platform.
  • Mode S is an enhanced civilian mode that will
    provide more information on platforms that the
    present Mode 3/C system.

Mode 5/S Study GroupWhat is DoD Implementation
The Air Force is planning to upgrade its
ATCRBS/IFF/Mark XII System (AIMS) to Mark XIIA.
This upgrade implements the next generation
secure IFF (Mode 5) and Mode S. The Air Force
has begun to field Mode S Elementary Surveillance
in order to meet EUROCONTROL requirements--using
equipment on the ESC/GAT ID/IQ catalogue. The
Air Force plans to begin fielding Mode 5 by
FY2008 in transponders, interrogators, and
combined interrogator/transponders for use in
both airborne and surface applications. All
equipment requires certification by the DoD AIMS
Program Office in accordance with technical
requirements set forth in DoD AIMS 03-1000. All
equipment must also meet the DoD AIMS 04-900
Crypto Interface Control Specification.
Current Navy InitiativesMarch 2004
  • MK XIIA Mode 5 Digital IFF
  • Improved Capability, Coding, Crypto
  • 3 New Data Fields allow unique ID down to
    Bureau Number or Ship Hull Number
  • Expanded Data Handling GPS Capable
  • Provides secure, cooperative, friendly platform
  • Improves on the aging Mark XII Mode 4 IFF, using
    technology advances in modulation, coding, and
    cryptographic techniques to correct Mode 4
    performance and security problems in the current
    Mark XII waveform
  • Implemented through evolutionary upgrades to
    modern digital Mark XII interrogators and
    transponders, and through updates to the existing
    IFF software code in platform warfare systems and

From JFCOM/NDIA March 2004
MK XIIA Mode 5
From JFCOM/NDIA March 2004
Mode 5/S Study GroupEurope Civilian Aviation
Adoption of SSR Mode S by EUROCONTROL To
overcome these deficiencies, SSR Mode S has been
developed which incorporates a selective and
individual aircraft address and data link
capability. Furthermore, it is able to transmit
certain aircraft parameters automatically with
the potential for system development to full
air/ground/air data link applications. It has
been specified by ICAO to be interoperable with
Mode 3/A and C and will progressively replace it
where required.
Mode 5/S Study GroupImpact on Simulation
  • Simulations that have IFF Transponder and
    Interrogator models will need to be upgraded to
    handle Mode 5 and S.
  • Live range data forwarded to sim players need
  • Simulation Protocols used to exchange IFF
    information will need to be upgraded to add the
    Mode 5 and S capability.

These efforts need to coincide with or be
implemented for simulation models and C4ISR and
weapons system simulators/simulation interfaces
prior to the real-world fielding of Mode 5/S
systems for systems that are players in simulated
training exercise.
Mode 5/S Study GroupWhat has been done so far in
  • Navy BFTT ECP for new Mode 5/S IFF PDU.
  • Other efforts -unknown.

Mode 5/S Study GroupDIS IFF PDU
  • Can the Layer Section be used for Mode 5 and S?
  • Should both Mode 5 and S be able to be sent in a
    single PDU?

Mode 5/S Study GroupNavy Mode 5/S IFF PDU
  • Navy BFTT ECP for new Mode 5/S IFF PDU.

Mode 5/S Study GroupProposed Activities/Schedule
  • September October 2004
  • Telecon briefings by Mode 5/S Experts to get us
    up to speed.
  • Establish SISO Document Library of Mode 5/S
  • Survey DoD services and real-world time-lines.
  • Survey Simulation community Mode 5/S plans.
  • Establish weekly Mode 5/S telecons
  • November December 2004
  • Identify Simulation Technical Requirements for
    implementation of Mode 5/S for selected
    protocols. (e.g. DIS, HLA, ALSP).
  • January February 2005
  • Produce and discuss Draft changes to selected

Mode 5/S Study GroupOther Items
  • Selection of vice-Chair and Secretary.
  • Mode 5 - FOUO For Official Use Only.
  • Mode S Public knowledge.
  • Other Topics.