Accession Number : AD0826629

Title :   CIVIL DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS: REQUIREMENTS FOR SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Mandelbaum, Albert J. ; Cook, Thomas W.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 215

Abstract : A study is made of the communications requirements to adequately support the civil defense (CD) operations of the city of San Jose, California, using as a situation model the direct effects of a nearby nuclear attack as postulated in the OCD 'Five City Study'. Embraced in the study are the review of San Jose's CD organization, and facilities; CD concept of emergency operations, and direction and control; communications resources and vulnerability; and economic factors. A methodology was developed for the determination of telephone and radio circuitry and associated materiel requirements to support the public fallout shelter system, emergency services and CD-supporting agencies' operations of this community, as well as for the complementary communications plans and procedures. The grade of communication service based on an analysis of critical traffic generated during the trans and post attack phases was used as the criterion in the determination of circuit requirements. A basic objective of the study was to provide a practical approach for the derivation of a generalized methodology for determining the CD communications requirements of any community. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CIVIL DEFENSE, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CALIFORNIA, VULNERABILITY, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, FALLOUT SHELTERS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, NUCLEAR WARFARE, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, CIVIL DEFENSE, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COMMUNICATIONS CENTRALS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, EXPLOSION EFFECTS.

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE