(TDL2c) Link 22 - Planners Course

Link 22 Planning is aimed at personnel directly involved with the planning process


Delivered over two days and as a follow on from Link 22 Basic Course.  The first day will support students in both developing and expanding their understanding of the critical requirements surrounding the successful delivery of Link 22 planning; Information Exchange Requirement capture, Capacity Need, Access Delay, Tolerance & Efficiency.  The day ends with in depth instruction of the OPTASK Link 22 Segment.  The second day is solely practical exercises, with scenarios being undertaken based upon both national and multi-national Link 22 operations, facilitating discussion and debate resulting in a comprehensive check of understanding.

Target Audience:

Link 22 Planning is aimed at personnel directly involved with the planning process.  Prior experience of TDL planning is advantageous but not necessary

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe TDL planning process
  • Recall the inputs to the planning process
  • Discuss the inputs to the Link 22 planning process
  • State the duty codes for both Super Network Management Unit and Network Management Unit
  • Discuss Media Setting Numbers and their impact
  • Explain the impact of Fragmentation Rate setting
  • Discuss HF propagation
  • Explain a Media Coding Frame
  • Recognise the duration of both HF & UHF mini slot
  • State the Surface surveillance track reporting rate in seconds
  • Calculate the number of Link 22 Air Surveillance Track Messages per NP
  • Correctly calculate the number of mini slots and subsequent assignment slots required for the Capacity Need exercise
  • Describe Access Delay
  • Calculate the Net Cycle Time from the example provided
  • Discuss the inclusion of the Priority Injection time slot
  • Interpret the values from the Access Delay table
  • Describe efficiency
  • Calculate efficiency from the examples provided
  • Recognise and correctly interpret all Sets & Fields within OPTASK Link 22 Segment iaw APP-11D
  • Correctly create and define an effective Link 22 architecture based upon the provided information
  • Correctly identify, define all necessary Sets & Fields to create an accurate OPTASK Link 22 Segment based upon Link 22 architecture

Learning Methods:

PowerPoint Presentation/Workshop. Visual, Oral, Verbal, Physical (where applicable), Logical, Social (interpersonal) and Solitary (intrapersonal)

Program Benefits:

  • Understanding Link 22 Planning processes
  • Ability to calculate both Capacity Need & Access Delay values
  • Competent at calculating Link 22 Net Cycle Structure Efficiency
  • Comprehensive aptitude at Link 22 planning for both national and multi-national operations


  • Introduction to Planning
  • Introduction to Link 22 Planning
  • Link 22 Media Parameters
  • Link 22 Capacity Need
  • Link 22 Access Delay
  • Link 22 Access Delay Tolerance & Efficiency
  • OPTASK Link 22 Segment
  • Link 22 Planning Exercise 1
  • Link 22 Planning Exercise 2

The price listed is the total price including GST where GST is applicable.

Upcoming Workshops

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NOTE: Courses are subject to cancellation if insufficient student numbers.

You will be notified a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You will not be charged until the course is confirmed.