Accession Number : ADA190223

Title :   Real-Time Stressed Channel Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC SAN DIEGO CA

PDF Url : ADA190223

Report Date : 10 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) research efforts are directed at a number of system architecture options involving space, airborne, and terrestrial platforms. A major consideration in the system architecture is the resolution of the battle management (BM) concept. To resolve the many complex issues, the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) has recognized the need for communication, command, and control (C3) data links between the various platforms. The link or communication channel conditions are relatively benign during peacetime; however, in wartime situations, during pre-, trans-, and post-attack periods, the channel conditions degrade rapidly causing severe disruptions in C3. The approaches to battle management, as they are tailored to the various architecture options being considered, will depend heavily upon the communications link integrity. This research is significant and timely in that it relates to the National Test Bed (NTB), in support of the SDI full-state development decision process. The NTB program is presently being undertaken by major contractors and involves the design, development, and installation of both experimental and simulation capabilities to form the NTB. This Phase I research effort takes a major step in configuring a Real-Time Stressed Channel Simulator (RTSCS) to evaluate BM/C3 concepts for the SDI program.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *ARCHITECTURE, *BATTLES, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *DATA LINKS, *MANAGEMENT, CHANNELS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MILITARY STRATEGY, PEACETIME, POSTATTACK OPERATIONS, REAL TIME, SIMULATORS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, STRESSES, TEST BEDS

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE