Accession Number : ADA194095

Title :   Evaluation of SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) Capability with Respect to the Navy and Marine Corps.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : App, Kenneth G

PDF Url : ADA194095

Report Date : 28 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : To win a war global in nature, we will have to fight together. One service alone never could, nor will, win by itself. Effective command, control and communications are essential on yesterday's and today's battlefield. However, history has shown us that we have failed to master this element from the Korean Conflict to the invasion of Grenada. Electronic Warfare may hinder or even deny the use of tactical communications. We therefore must have communication systems that are capable against the threat and are interoperable among the Services. The Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) is one effort to accomplish these goals. The main feature of the SINCGARS radio is that it frequency hops over 2320 discrete channels in a pseudorandom fashion. This paper examines the following: SINCGARS capabilities; initial development plan; changes to that plan caused by other Services requirements; and how these changes affect interoperability.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *RADIO EQUIPMENT, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, AIRBORNE, BATTLEFIELDS, CHANNELS, GROUND LEVEL, KOREA, MARINE CORPS, PLANNING, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Radio Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE