Accession Number : ADA292835

Title :   The Quad-Service Satellite Transmitting and Receiving System for Medical Supply Support: A Battlefield Interoperability and Communications System Prototype, Volume 2. User Documentation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Lycas, John ; Miller, Roger E.

PDF Url : ADA292835

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : This report documents the design and development of a prototype information communications system for quad-service use in a theater of operations. The prototype was designed to allow seamless integration of legacy information systems operated by each of the four services, and is based on a combination of software interfaces and commercial satellite communications hardware The QSTARS-MS prototype has been tested in a variety of garrison and deployment settings including extensive use in Somalia and the former Yugoslav republics The prototype demonstrates the feasibility of achieving joint interoperability through rapidly designed interfaces between legacy information systems The prototype also offers world-wide, portable, and affordable satellite communications capability through the use of the International Maritime Satellite network.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, *COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS, *MEDICAL SUPPLIES, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, BATTLEFIELDS, INTEROPERABILITY, INTERFACES, PROTOTYPES, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, USER NEEDS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SOMALIA.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE