The current international operations of defence forces require suitable command and control tools in order to provide multi-/international combined operations. The spectrum reaches from quickly connecting camps and checkpoints over the data communication in convoys and the network supply of the last mile up to the exchange of command and control data as well as the data link of escort boats to a frigate.
High-resolution position monitoring displays, video streaming, Blue Force Tracking or data base queries as well as access to Command and Control Systems play an increasingly important role for command support. Such operations require robust and broadband communication solutions for command and control tasks.
HiMoNN provides a flexible and secure broadband communications solution that is automatically set up and immediately available between vehicles on the spot. With this - different client devices as well as sensors can communicate in real time. Additionally, HiMoNN has a GPS functionality to visualize the current position of the HiMoNN devices in a monitoring display. Transmissions to other networks and the connection to remote command and control centers are possible via mobile, satellite, directional radio or terrestrial networks. This allows for example direct access to data bases in the remote command and control center from the operation theatre, or the support by remote telemedicine experts.
HiMoNN is based on ad-hoc networking technology and thus does not require any stationary communications infrastructure. The ability of each communication node simultaneously to act as a relay increases the possible distances between senders and receivers and permits establishing a communications network over several square kilometers. This way the network can be spread to locations that are not covered by an existing stationary communications infrastructure, which is typically necessary for many out of area missions of military forces.
HiMoNN optimises itself automatically depending on the current scenery conditions and the dynamically changing positions of the relief units. It is simple to operate, allows to quickly deploy a broadband network at any operation site and thus is an expedient supplement to the narrowband tactical radio system (VHF).
A major part of the information exchanged during operation is generally classified as sensitive. For these a secure transfer as well as protection from unauthorized access by any third parties is an important prerequisite. Confidentiality and integrity of information transferred via HiMoNN is always guaranteed by the application of powerful security technologies recommended by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The automatic and user-friendly configuration of HiMoNN as well as the robust structure of all components is basis for the reliability of the system.
HiMoNN systems apply standardized technologies and interfaces. This allows for easy integration of countless existing client devices and applications and ensures the adaption to future developments. Usage charges and costs as they arise in the use of mobile or rental of data lines are not levied for the operation of HiMoNN.