Accession Number : ADA311891

Title :   Wireless Applications for Marine Air Ground Task Forces.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Duff, David A.

PDF Url : ADA311891

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Wireless telecommunications have a place in the Marine Corps' future. The challenge is finding ways to match Marine Corps needs with current and future digital wireless technologies. The advanced command and coordination concepts envisioned for future expeditionary operations mesh well with technologies explored in this study. These include cellular networks, wireless data networks, mobile satellite services, and personal communication services. Careful application of these technologies will improve Marine command and coordination efforts in dynamic environments. Instead of physical connections offering information exchange from place-to-place, wireless models offer true 'person-to-person' information exchange, regardless of location. On the chaotic, unstructured battlefields of the next ten to twenty years, getting key information to specific people, as opposed to places, will be even more important than it is now. There are a number of Marine personnel, processes, and applications at the MAOTF that could benefit from commercially available wireless technologies.

Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS PLANNING, *TELECOMMUNICATIONS, *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, LOW POWER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ENVIRONMENTS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INFORMATION TRANSFER, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, BATTLEFIELDS, DYNAMICS, CELLS, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, MOBILE, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, LIGHTWEIGHT, COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE