Accession Number : ADA319950

Title :   Shield Phase II. Transfers Successful Legacy for National Missile Defense Applications,

Corporate Author : SPACE WARFARE CENTER FALCON AFB CO

Personal Author(s) : Fraser, Christopher ; McClung, Sean D.

PDF Url : ADA319950

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to identify how the successful legacy of the SHIELD project is being directly applied to the development and transition to operations of an emergency response system for National Missile Defense (NMD) Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3), and how existing elements and infrastructures are being optimized to provide a functional, capable system in the near-term for use in the execution of NMD. Most NMD functions are not unique to the Air Force nor to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Surveillance and warning, event detection, threat assessment, and attack characterization all currently exist in AF support architectures for theater and ITW/AA infrastructures. In addition, the AF MMIII has been shown to be an accurate and effective weapon which can be of significant use during the reapportionment of existing strategic resources for defensive purposes. Data to support these functions readily flows across current operational and developmental systems in a variety of AFSPC centers. For emergency response and contingency operations, a large measure of the existing capabilities and information flow can be exploited. Development work for NMD-unique functions is minimal and integration to existing command and control infrastructures is neither complex nor time intensive. Taking advantage of methodologies used in the development and transition of TALON SHlELD to the operational 11th Space Warning Squadron (SWS), we will illustrate how these successful techniques can be used once again by leveraging existing AF systems to maximize interoperability of sensors, minimize technical risk, minimize startup and transition times, and use revolutionary acquisition, testing, and normalization structures to produce a more timely, cost effective NMD BMC3 architecture, and a 'Global SHIELD' against threats from around the world.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, MEASUREMENT, GLOBAL, EMERGENCIES, DETECTION, DETECTORS, RISK, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SPACE SYSTEMS, INTEROPERABILITY, STRUCTURES, RESPONSE, THREAT EVALUATION, RESOURCES, TRANSITIONS, NORMALIZING(STATISTICS), ARCHITECTURE, NATIONAL DEFENSE, STRATEGIC MATERIALS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Guided Missiles
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE