Accession Number : AD0668347

Title :   AUTOMATED CURTS HF: REAL-TIME MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF HF SYSTEMS AND FREQUENCY RESOURCES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. (Part 3),

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dayharsh,T. I. ; Gnagy,J. L. ; Probst,S. E.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : Extensive testing of the CURTS Phase II System has conclusively demonstrated that the CURTS hardware and software used by that system will have a significant impact--when used as described in the existing DCA CURTS plan--on the quality, reliability, availability, and cost effectiveness of the existing DCS HF plant. This report discusses the optimization of the proposed operational CURTS system (a system similar to the CURTS Phase II network) and the extension of that system (by frequency management software) to provide service to other DOD, to NCS, and to international users. The report answers a key question advanced in the second final report of this series: 'How much improvement will be brought from a given amount of management.' Further, it constitutes the study recommended in that report by detailing the method for achieving the maximation of both economic and military CURTS benefits. The current technical, managerial, and administrative problems of HF communications systems are described and are shown to limit the performance of the DCS (and other) HF systems to levels of reliability and quality that are significantly below actual system potential. With the evolution of the CURTS system, the economic value of the DOD HF system will increase, in terms of replacement systems, from a current annual value of $45 million to a final annual value of $118 million. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), HIGH FREQUENCY, RADIO TRANSMISSION, OPTIMIZATION, RELIABILITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, IMPACT, NETWORKS, INTENSITY, RESOLUTION, QUALITY CONTROL, DOCUMENTS, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE