Accession Number : AD0901367

Title :   Mission Analysis on Command and Control Communications for Theater Air Operations. System Control for Theater Air Operations.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept. no. 5.

Corporate Author : IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date : 14 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 327

Abstract : The communications system required to support theater air operations between 1975 and 1985 will differ, in several fundamental areas, from the current military tactical systems and from those planned for support of the ground forces during this period. These differences present problems in communications system management that can be overcome by adopting new techniques of system engineering and planning, operational system control, and facilities control. These techniques include new ways of establishing a network, controlling its connectivity during the various phases of a military operation, balancing the traffic through the network, and minimizing the outages caused by local equipment failures. Automated SYSCON (System Control) is recommended where its contribution to overall system performance is greater than that achievable by an equivalent increase in communications equipment. To assure that an adequate communications control system is available in time to support the 485L program, the Air Force should functionally model theater air system control by assembling a facility using present-day commercial equivalents of the required SYSCON equipment.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATIONS CENTRALS, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, MISSION PROFILES, PLANNING, AIR CONTROL CENTERS, TACTICAL WARFARE, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, DATA PROCESSING, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, TRAFFIC, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SCHEDULING, AUTOMATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, HIGH FREQUENCY, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE