Accession Number : AD0786034

Title :   A Primer in Strategic Command and Control Communications.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : Tindall,John B. ; Glass,Carter M. ; Gionis,Nicholas G. ; Hyder,Anthony K. , Jr. ; Head,James H.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : This document is intended as a first look at Strategic Command and Control Communications (SC3). It attempts to answer the questions which arise quickly for the engineer newly charged with investigations in this area. Thus, Chapter I introduces the missions of strategic communications and suggests the complexities of the SC3 network. Chapter II covers communication systems and propagation phenomena. Chapter III discusses nuclear effects as related to communications. The last three chapters are more technical and require a previous foundation if they are to be meaningful. Probability Theory, Network Theory, and Modeling Concepts are covered in this section. Finally, two appendices include an extensive glossary of acronyms and a set of charts which collectively describe the macro-aspects of the SC3 network. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear warfare, *Command and control systems, *Strategic communications, Communications traffic, Secure communications, Communications networks, Blackout(Propagation), Early warning systems, Nuclear explosion damage, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE