Accession Number : ADA312164

Title :   The Employment of the Single Channel Tactical Satellite System at Corps and Division Level.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 31 Jul 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Hildebrand, John B.

PDF Url : ADA312164

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This study investigates the current and near-term future single channel satellite communications architecture in support of corps and division operations. It identifies considerations that corps and division commanders have when employing space-based communications systems and suggests several possible alternatives to the single channel tactical satellite system. As an attempt to keep pace with the rapid movement on the modern battlefield, the Army has developed the Warfighter Net. The primary mission of the Warfighter Net is to provide the corps and division commanders with an improved command and control system using the single channel tactical satellite system. However, single channel tactical satellite access is extremely restricted, has limited information throughput, and has no anti-jam capability. To determine viability of current and near-term future single channel tactical satellite communications architecture, analysis and comparison of U.S. Army long-haul communications requirements, capabilities and shortfalls are made in the thesis. This study concludes that single channel tactical satellite systems offer many advantages to the force; however, a commander must allocate his assets judiciously and employ alternative means of communications when applicable.

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, BATTLEFIELDS, THESES, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, VIABILITY, THROUGHPUT, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY, ANTIJAMMING, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, INFORMATION PROCESSING, SPACE BASED, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE