Accession Number : ADA292836

Title :   The Quad-Service Satellite Transmitting and Receiving System for Medical Supply Support: A Battlefield Interoperability and Communications System Prototype, Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

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

PDF Url : ADA292836

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 33

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

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE