b. In a five-division corps, the MSE network can contain up to 42 interlinked nodes.
The corps signal brigade can deploy up to 22 nodes, and each division signal battalion can
deploy 4 nodes. Normally, however, not all 42 nodes will be committed at any given time.
c. Typical node separation is about 25 to 35 kilometers. Each node is normally
connected to at least three other nodes with an optimum of four nodes via LOS radio to form the
backbone grid network.
d. Figure 1-13 is an example of a typical MSE network layout from division to corps.
The diagram shows five divisions on line with their area nodes deployed. Extending from the
division rear boundary to the corps rear boundary are the corps area nodes. As indicated in
Figure 1-13, only 37 of the 42 nodes are deployed.
Figure 1-13. MSE system architecture