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Variable Message Format (VMF) - Introduction

Course Description

This 1 day Variable Message Format (VMF) Introduction course provides attendees with the confidence necessary to start working with VMF projects. The aim of the course is to help students rapidly develop an understanding of VMF including many of the technical aspects within these systems. Instructors illustrate the benefits and limitations of the VMF message standard together with a variety of bearer standards, using the industry-standard OSI Model. The key issues surrounding these technologies are discussed along with its use in today's operating environments.

Target Audience

Government and Industry Engineers, Operators, Academics and Researchers

Course Outline

History of VMF. OSI 7 Layer Model and IP Network Fundamentals.
VMF terminology (ie VMF / VMF System / JVMF / USVMF).
VMF System benefits and limitations compared to other TDLs. Operational applications of VMF.
VMF Message Standard (MIL-STD-6017 / K-Series Messages).
Application Layer Standard (MIL-STD-2045-47001). Combat-Net-Radio Standard (MIL-STD-188-220).
Common VMF Bearers (ie Modems, Radios, Networks). VMF System Testing and Certification.
VMF procurement, interoperability and international challenges.
Network Management of VMF networks including forwarding.
European TDL Procurement Programmes with focus on VMF.

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