Accession Number : ADA293273

Title :   Intra-Amphibious Task Force Communications. Bridging the Capabilities/Requirements GAP.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Crowell, Stephen W.

PDF Url : ADA293273

Report Date : 17 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This paper proposes a solution to current amphibious communications shortfalls. Specifically, it focuses on the need for a high capacity communications pipe to facilitate high-data-rate information transfer between amphibious task force ships, and between amphibious ships and landing force elements phased ashore during amphibious operations. The author examines current shortfalls in this area, and explains why these shortfalls can no longer be ignored. He recommends fielding shipboard terrestrial multichannel radio systems on amphibious ships to supplement satellite communications methods and bridge the gap between current communications capabilities and requirements.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *INTERFACES, *MULTICHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, *AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS, HIGH RATE, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), TASK FORCES, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, SHIPBOARD, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DATA RATE, SHORTAGES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE