Accession Number : ADA018326

Title :   Facsimile Communication in the Fleet Marine Force a 'Third Dimension' in Tactical Communications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Kenneth Donald

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The paper introduces the reader to facsimile communication by defining in simple terms the general modus operandi of facsimile communication and then comparing the capabilities of record (teletypewriter) communication with facsimile communication. The thesis discusses the inherent advantages of facsimile communication along with the limitations of analog facsimile technology. The requirement for facsimile communication in the Marine Corps is discussed, noting that there is a requirement for this 'third dimension' in tactical communications. A detailed discussion of recent digital facsimile technology is provided delineating the advantages of digital facsimile technology over existing analog facsimile equipment. Alternative facsimile applications in the Fleet Marine Force are outlined and a broad concept of digital facsimile employment is proposed.

Descriptors :   *Facsimile communication, Tactical communications, Marine Corps operations, Utilization, Digital systems, Facsimile transmission, Marine Corps, Fleets(Ships), Theses

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE