Accession Number : AD0505168

Title :   A Village Alarm System for Thailand. Phase II. Volume 1,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC SOUTHEAST ASIAN OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Quint,Peter A. ; Ryan,Robert B.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Communications equipment requirements are discussed for two variants of the Concept Village Alarm System proposed in the classified Technical Report, A Village Alarm System for Thailand - Technical Report on Phase I (U). The two systems described are conventional Very High Frequency - FM (VHF-FM) transceivers and Concept II, a more complex version in which a radio remote control capability is added to the basic Concept I system. The OPS/FM-1 and OPS/FM-5 transceivers, which are in widespread use in Thailand, are used in the implementation of both concepts. Extension of Concept I to the prototype Changwad of Nakhon Phanom, on which data were collected in support of the Phase I study, is costed and several approached to Concept I are addressed. Concept II is in less advanced state of development as it depends upon engineering and test data gathered in implementing Concept I. Concept II is also vitally dependent upon further clarification of the operational environment. This includes the status of response forces, the need for intelligence information by higher headquarters, the tactical doctrines, communications equipment, and logistic support of village and local security forces. No significant technical problems in communications equipment development have been encountered nor are any foreseen. Operational problems, however, have not been resolved, and this situation has a direct effect on the determination of design and development objectives. A formal interface with ongoing developments on the operational aspects of Rural Security is essential to the design and development of a viable Village Alarm System at reasonable costs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WARNING SYSTEMS, RURAL AREAS), (*COUNTERINSURGENCY, THAILAND), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DESIGN, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS) (U) *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, REMOTE CONTROL, DEPLOYMENT, RADIO EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE