Accession Number : ADA180565

Title :   A Packet Radio Logistic Network for a Marine Amphibious Landing Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Cronin,Robert F.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to: describe a deficiency in current Marine Corps logistic communication: investigate various technical solutions, and select an appropriate design to eliminate this deficiency. The intention is not to answer all of the questions related to the topic, but to demonstrate that technology has advanced to a point where it is possible to provide an inexpensive solution to this particularly difficult problem. Although further research will be required, this study indicates that the technology is not only conceivable, practical and efficient, but well within reach. The thrust is to marry a relatively new, but proven, technology with a real world problem and to direct further attention to the effort, so that a practical solution can become a reality. As a result, The Marine Corps could possess a faster, more reliable logistic communication system while deployed and thus have an added advantage during a conflict. Keywords: Packet radio network; Distributed systems; Amphibious operations; Logistics support. (Theses).

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, MARINE CORPS, LOGISTICS, NETWORKS, PACKETS, RADIO EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, RELIABILITY, THESES, DISTRIBUTION, LANDING FORCES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS, NAVAL LOGISTICS

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE