Military Communication Institute keeps regular contacts with international research and design centers, which influence the creation of new telecomputing technologies. The MCI experts take part in conferences, symposiums, fairs, exhibitions, committees, and work groups which carry out international research projects.
Projects and international programs
NATO WORKING GROUPS
The MCI workers participate in works of these NATO groups:
SOA Challenges Over Real Time and Disadvantaged Grids - IST-090/RTG-043 for SOA architecture challenges and implementation in degraded network environment;
Low-level Fusion Processing for Land Tactical and Combat Systems in NATO - IST ET-056
for procession and fusion of data in land tactical systems and NATO battle field systems;
Task Group on XML in Cross-Domain Security Solutions - RTG-031/IST-068 for inter-domain security solutions.
MCI has its own representative in international working group formed by manufacturers and creators
of equipment striving for its interoperability - International Interoperability Control Working Group (IICWG).
EXERCISES, WORKSHOPS, TESTS
MNE 6: Multinational Experimentation. In 2008 MCI became observer, and in 2009 - an active participant of multinational experiments conducted in order to improve the efficacy of coalitional operations.
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CAP-DEMO: Capability Demonstration on the Baltic Sea was one of the elements of Multinational Experiment MNE 6, which was intended to examine capacity for cooperation between international civil and military structures, involving the knowledge of marine environment when so-called irregular dangers are counteracted. MCI experts turned out highly successful when completing particular stages of the International Experiment MNE 6. They actively carried out target 4.2 "Multinational Interagency Situational Awareness - Extended Maritime Environment (MISA-EM)". The target of MISA-EM is the development of coalition forces and other partners capabilities referring to increasing the situational awareness in maritime environment in order to counteract irregular dangers, including protection against prohibited activities in the sea, coastal areas and far-away water regions.
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TIDE Sprint: NATO ACT Technology for information, decision and Execution Superiority.
Since 2008 MCI workers actively participate in meeting of the ACT NATO TIDE forum. It is an international environment of top class experts, who elaborate technologies for creation of situational awareness based on shared information resources of the countries which make up coalition.
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CXIX 2010 & 2012: Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise, Examination, Experimentation, Exploration.
Participation in CWIX exercises lets the inter-operability of the latest solution in international environment be verified among potential future coalitionists on peace missions. MCI through its research and development works prepared a technological demonstrator which secures safe information exchange in heterogeneous networks, and allows transmission of information about the positions of own troops (BFT service - Blue Force Tracking). As CWIX participant MCI focused on authenticated and authorized information exchange in inter-domain relations and on testing of services, which may be shared in future military operations.
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PROJECTS OF THE EUROPEAN DEFENSE AGENCY
TACTICS: Tactical Service Oriented Architecture. Utilization of elaborated and recommended in TACTICS project solutions will facilitate effective and secure data transmission to the lowest command levels and reaching situational consciousness also at the lowest command steps. One of the SOA architecture principles is flexibility and dynamic reconfiguration of components, generating new information relations when the system is functioning. It will allow transmitting sensitive information, messages improving the quality and speed of decision making.
ESSOR: European Secured Software Defined Radio - being part of it Project Team on Software Defined Radio (PT on SDR) deals with the concept of secure programmable radio, envisaged for the use during joint operations of the NATO countries.
ICAR: Intelligent Control of Adversary Radiocommunications. This project shall enhance the participants' abilities of interception and control of radio communication in an urban environment in European Union terrain. It should augment the capabilities of detection, localization, control, interception, and blocking of radio communication (from KF range transmitters to satellite telephone terminals) by the enemy; that is terrorist groups, criminal organizations, and minimal dangers connected with IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) detonated by radio. The system activity shall have minimal or imperceptible impact on the present telecommunication infrastructure and services by it rendered. The project will end up in demonstration of its elements and display of its capabilities.
EUROPEAN UNION PROJECTS
INSIGMA: Intelligent Information System for Global Monitoring, Detection and Identification of Dangers.
http://insigma.kt.agh.edu.pl/ Project financed by Program Operacyjny Innowacyjna Gospodarka. The aim of the project is elaboration and implementation of a compound information system for complex detection and identification of dangers and monitoring plus identification of mobile objects. When the system is realized its basic effect will be: elaboration of methods of automatic observation and registration of parameters about mobile objects, transmission and retrieval of data and identification of persons on these objects; detection of dangers and analysis of various traffic parameters against dynamic maps; identification of persons and dangers on the basis of portable terminals and intelligent monitoring, as well as search for persons, data and multimedia contents with securing the circulation and retrieval of information.
TACOMS Post - 2000 - "Tactical Communication Standards for the Land Combat Zone post - 2000"
The Military Communications Institute actively took part in the realization of the TACOMS Post 2000 program, whose purpose is elaboration of a series of standards defining the requirements which refers to inter-operability of perspective broad-band communication systems, thereby ensuring inter-operability between tactical communication systems of various armies.
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TICNET - "Implementation of IPv6 Protocol for Tactical Interoperable Communications Networks"
In March 2003 MCI with Military Technical Academy and German Telecommunication Institute of Information Processing and Ergonomy (FKIE - Wachtberg) began to realize a research project "Implementation of IPv6 Protocol for Tactical Interoperable Communications Networks" (TICNET).
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Military Communications and Information Systems Conference
The Military Communications Institute is a co-organizer of annual MCC conference with Military University of Technology and the national branch of AFCEA Association. For years the conference has been supported by NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) and European Defense Agency. In international and national forum the conference is known as NATO Regional Conference on Military Communications and Information systems. In 2006 the name was changed to MCC - Military Communications and Information Systems Conference.
The conference is a useful tool for international exchange of the latest information about military communication systems and computer science between scientists and representatives of the industry and armed forces, as well as institutions connected with defense.
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On 23.04.2009 an agreement between Military Communication Institute and German Forschungsinstitut Für Komunikation, Informationsverarbeitung und Ergonomie (FKIE) was signed, referring to scientific cooperation.
This agreement was signed by: prof. dr. rer. nat. Maurus Tacke - board chairman, Forschungsgesellschaft für Angewandte Naturwissenschaften (FGAN) and dr inż. Marek Suchański - director of Military Communication Institute.
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