Accession Number : ADA314531

Title :   Naval Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD)--Development of the Information Exchange Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Brintzinghoffer, Daniel M.

PDF Url : ADA314531

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : As the United States moves into the next century one of the biggest threats facing her national interests is the proliferation of Theater Ballistic Missile (TBM) Systems, with their potential for carrying Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD). In order for the United States to 'project power', the Navy must play a large role in the protection of friendly assets from TBM attacks. Thus, the Navy is continuing to develop new systems and technologies as it attempts to migrate older weapons systems to fulfill this mission into its initial ballistic missile defense concept, Navy Area Defense (NAD). This thesis looks at the differences between the current 'as is' physical/information architectures for the Anti-Air Warfare Commander and the future 'to be' physical/information architectures for Theater Ballistic Missile Defense Commander. The conventional anti-air warfare and TBM defense information requirements, on an Aegis, are developed using IDEF O Diagrams. These information requirement differences must be used as drivers for future system acquisition and development. Also, the potential problem areas associated with adding TBMD as an additional responsibility for the Air Warfare Commander (AWC) onboard and AEGIS platform, are covered. The results of this thesis represent the initial plan (roadmap) for changes needed to support the evolving mission (Navy Area Defense) in the fleet.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AIR DEFENSE, GUIDED MISSILES, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, ACQUISITION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, THESES, PLATFORMS, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, INFORMATION CENTERS, POWER, ARCHITECTURE, AREA DEFENSE, ONBOARD, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE