Accession Number : ADA190900

Title :   DNA SCILS Program (Survivable Command Information and Liaison System).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 30 Nov 82-30 May 86,

Corporate Author : R AND D ASSOCIATES MARINA DEL REY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Gary A

PDF Url : ADA190900

Report Date : 30 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The SCILS program investigates and demonstrates concepts of operation for dispersed theater forces C3. The dispersal concept would increase the number of potential targets for nuclear strike, make these targets smaller, more highly mobile and harder to find, and introduce functional redundancy. The SCILS system is a micro-computer based approach to preserving and enhancing the effectiveness of C3 operation in a dispersed configuration. In this program, the system was implemented for testing for the 9th Infantry Division in coordination with the Army's Distributed Command and Control System. Technical highlights of the system include a distributed, replicated data base, a video map/graphics-oriented Commander's Decision Display System, a packet switched Multi-Media Network that operates with deployed field communication systems, and a Voice/Data Conferencing System that supports remote coordination/briefing in a dispersed configuration. The program and resulting system are discussed in this report. Keywords: Dispersed command; Data networking; Computer conferencing.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, DATA BASES, DEPLOYMENT, DISPERSING, DISTRIBUTION, FIELD EQUIPMENT, MICROCOMPUTERS, NETWORKS, NUCLEAR WARFARE, PACKETS, REDUNDANCY, STRIKE WARFARE, SURVIVABILITY, SWITCHING

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE