Accession Number : ADA269131

Title :   Environmental Assessment. Strategic Defense Initiative Organization National Test Facility.

Corporate Author : STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 18 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) plans to construct a National Test Facility (NTF) as the central control and coordinating point for a National Test Bed (NTB) which will include a number of geographically distributed developmental, experimental, and simulation facilities that are integrated with each other. The purpose of the NTB is to provide a comprehensive capability to demonstrate and evaluate alternative strategic defense system and Battle Management/Command Control Communications architectures and technologies. The NTF would house offices, a number of computer systems, a prototype command center, and communications (voice and data) to the distributed elements of the NTB. This document evaluates site-specific environmental impacts at the preferred location and three alternative sites near Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, *TEST BEDS, *TEST FACILITIES, BATTLES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONSTRUCTION.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE