Accession Number : ADA288357

Title :   Assessment of Commercial Satellite Communications Initiative (CSCI) Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 92-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, N. ; Kearns, W. ; Chapell, P.

PDF Url : ADA288357

Report Date : JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report summarizes the fixed and mobile satellite services (FSS, MSS) as studied by three contractors: COMSAT, Hughes. and Space Systems/LORAL. Each contractor developed a commercial satellite communications initiative (0501) architecture based on the requirements provided them from DoD's Integrated Communications Data Base (10DB). An implementation plan; recommending an acquisition, transition, logistics, and host nation approval plan; was developed according to each contractor's recommended architecture. In addition, this report summarizes the demonstrations conducted by each contractor and the vulnerabilities inherent in using commercial satellites. This summary information is provided as the foundation for the section on the Government's assessment and critique of the CSCI study which emphasizes the highlights and remaining uncertainties from this program.

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, DATA BASES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, SPACE SYSTEMS, MOBILE, LOGISTICS, PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE