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Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training

Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training

Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training:

Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training Course Hands-on (Online, Onsite, and Classroom Live!)

The Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training course covers the principles of TDL testing and is designed to give you an insight and an appreciation of the options and processes available to you.

The Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training course also covers TDL testing from establishing a need to test through to delivering the final report following completion. It will aid you to understand the different types, strategies, and levels of testing; how to plan, prepare and conduct the tests themselves; give advice on analysis of recorded data and the types of tools that are available to assist you throughout.

What’s Included

  • 4 days of Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training with an expert instructor
  • Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of the Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Principles of Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience/Target Group

  • TDL Technical Managers
  • TDL Engineers and Technicians
  • TDL Project Managers
  • Network Engineers
  • TDL Analysts
  • TDL Cybersecurity Professionals
  • TDL Operational Test Staff


Upon completion of the TDL testing training, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles and concepts of Tactical Data Links (TDL)
  • List related TDL standards and benefits
  • Describe the history and background of a variety of TDL systems
  • Describe the key concepts, features, and mechanisms behind TDL testing, evaluation, and certification
  • Illustrate potential TDL deployment scenarios
  • List the basic principles of TDL testing, procedures, and methods
  • Explain the basics of TDL systems engineering and product life cycles
  • Explain the iSMART process and Interoperability testing methodology
  • Describe TDL standards, requirements, and operational models
  • Perform TDL testing and certification policies, methods, tools, and procedures applied to Link 11, Link 16, Link 22, SADIL, VMF, JREAP, EPLRS, IFDL MADL, and other TDLs

Course Syllabus:

Systems Engineering Life-Cycle Building Blocks for TDL Systems

  • Concept Development
  • Requirements Engineering
  • TDL System Architecture
  • TDL System Design and Development
  • TDL Systems Integration
  • TDL Test and Evaluation
  • TDL Test and Evaluation Strategies
  • TDL Test and Evaluation Plans and Procedures
  • TDL Verification and Validation
  • TDL Certification and Accreditation Strategies
  • Implementation, O & M, and Transition
  • Other TDL Life-Cycle Building Blocks

TDL Acquisition Systems Engineering

  • DOTMLPF (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities)
  • EIPT (Engineering Integrated Process Team)
  • Interoperability
  • IOA (Interoperability Assessment)
  • IOC (Initial Operating Capability)
  • IOE (Interoperability Evaluation
  • IOM (Interoperability Matrix)
  • IPT (Integrated Process Team)
  • iSMART (interoperable Systems Management and Requirements Transformation)
  • JCIDS (Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System)

Main TDL Testing  Activities

  • Life-cycle of a TDL system
  • TDL Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES)
  • TDL Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
  • Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E)
  • TDL Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
  • TDL Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E)
  • TDL Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
  • TDL Operational Assessment (OA)
  • TDL Live-Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E)

TDL Types of Tests

  • JITC’s Tactical Data Link (TDL)
  • TDLs (Link 11/11B/16/22 and Variable Message Format (VMF)
  • Joint / Combined Interoperability
  • Joint Testing Requirements
  • Performance Assessment in Operational Environments
  • Standards Validation
  • Standards Conformance
  • Combined Interoperability Test Plan (CITP) for Tactical Data Links (TDL)
  • United States Message Text Formatting (USMTF)
  • Joint Staff J-6 certified Net Ready-Key Performance Parameters (NR-KPPs)
  • Approved interoperability requirements
  • Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E)
  • Operational TE (OT&E)

TDL System Reviews

  • Life-cycle of a TDL System
  • Tactical Data Link (TDL) Testing Programs
  • Multi Link Test Facility (MLTF)
  • Interoperability
  • Capability Acquisition
  • Operational Test Readiness Review (OTTR)
  • Test Readiness Review (TRR)
  • TDL Test and Evaluation (T&E) Capabilities
  • TDL Infrastructure, and Resources
  • Development of test strategies
  • Development of test cases for TDL testing
  • TDL Capability Team Interoperability Test Syndicate (CaT ITS)
  • Interoperability Assurance

TDL Interoperability Management and Certification

  • Systems engineering approaches
  • Tools for achieving effective interoperability in a cost-effective manner
  • Configuration Management
  • Standards Management
  • Standards Development
  • Requirements Specification
  • Verification and Validation
  • TDL Test Strategy
  • TDL Test Plans
  • TDL Test Cases
  • TDL Test Script
  • Joint Interoperable Systems Management and Requirements Transformation (iSMART)
  • Development of interoperable systems at the tactical data links
  • The iSMART process
  • Tactical Data Enterprise Services (TDES)
  • MIL-HDBK-524

iSMART Activities           

  • Definition and Benefits
  • Program Offices/Program Managers/Program Development Agencies (POs/PMs/PDAs)
  • iSMART Approach
  • Composition of the IPT (Integrated Process Team)
  • IPT Decision-Making Process
  • Identifying Messages for Implementation
  • Incremental Development Plans
  • PRS (Platform Requirements Specification ) and PRDD (Platform Requirements Difference Document) Development
  • Special Cases
  • Developing the Actual Platform Implementation Specification/Platform Implementation Difference Document APIS (Actual Platform Implementation Specification)/PIDD (Platform Implementation Difference Document)
  • Preparing the Actual Implementation
  • TDES Interoperability Authority Review and Approval

Life Cycle iSMART Support         

  • The Interoperable Systems Management and Requirement Transformation (iSMART) process
  • Message Analysis and Data Reduction for the Integration of Links (MANDRIL)
  • Link 11, Link 16, Link 22, VMF and JREAP
  • The Portable Unit for MIDS Analysis (PUMA) tool
  • The Tactical Integration and Exercise Replayer (TIGER)
  • Platform Requirements/Implementation Difference Documents (PRDD/PIDD)
  • Bit-level Implementation
  • Information Exchange Capability (IEC)
  • TDL Platform Comparisons
  • IER Matrix
  • Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA)
  • Initial Capabilities Document (ICD)
  • Capability Development Document (CDD)
  • Capability Production Document (CPD)
  • Joint iSMART Databases
  • Interoperability Enhancement Process (IEP)
  • Joint Capabilities and Limitations (JC&L)
  • Continuing Challenges

Joint Certification Process       

  • Tools/Products
  • iSMART Toolset
  • US iSMART Toolset
  • Developing the USN Platform Implementations
  • DOD IEA and DODAF Artifacts
  • USN Procedures for Developing, Approving and Certifying Platform Implementation
  • S. Marine Corps iSMART
  • Testing and JCIDS Process
  • Sample PRDD/PRS in Word Format
  • Sample PIDD/APIS in Word Format
  • iSMART Life Cycle Updates

iSMART, JCIDS, IT & NSS Lifecycle           

  • Example of a Link 16 IOA
  • IPT Participant Roles
  • MIL-STD-6016 Review Order
  • Standard PRDD Rationales.
  • Standardized New PIDD Rationales.
  • iSMART Terms and Products.
  • iSMART, JCIDS, NR-KPP and ISP Functions.
  • DoD’s Joint Interoperability Certifier
  • non-Service Operational Test Agency for
  • risk based Test, Evaluation & Certification

Best TDL Testing Practices and Lessons Learned

  • TDL Testing Policy Structure and Oversight Mechanisms
  • TDL Testing Process
  • TDL Testing Test – Related Artifacts
  • TDL Test & Evaluation
  • TDL Integrated Testing
  • TDL Test Resources
  • Multi-Service and Joint TDL Testing
  • TDL Testing the Special Cases

Platform Data Example for C2 Systems

  • TDL Test, Evaluation, and Certification (TE&C) Activities
  • Joint Interoperability Certification Metrics
  • E-3 (30/35)
  • E-3 (40/45)
  • E-8
  • ADSI
  • BCS-F
  • BC3-T (MSCT3)
  • TACP
  • Fighter
  • F-15
  • F-16
  • A-10
  • F-22
  • F-35
  • Bomber
  • B-1
  • B-2
  • B-52
  • Support
  • C-130J
  • HH-60G
  • KC-46
  • Other
  • ROBE
  • CLIP

Hands-On Exercises

  • Develop a High-Level BA Validation Strategy and Budget
  • Determine Requirements That Can Be Validated and Tested
  • Perform a Peer Review
  • Choose the Appropriate Technique for Finding Defects
  • Develop a Mid-Level Test Strategy
  • Develop a TDL system Test Plan
  • Choose TDL Testing Techniques
  • Develop Inputs to TDL system Test Activity and Decision Coverage
  • Develop Inputs to Test TDL System Condition Coverage
  • Manage Risk of TDL System Testing

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