Accession Number : ADA319962

Title :   Communications Engineering for the Ground Based Interceptor,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Hadynski, Gregory J.

PDF Url : ADA319962

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The task of developing a communications system to support the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) Program is a challenging one. The majority of the challenge stems from the fact that the communications link must be designed to be survivable in the potentially nuclear scintillated environment of a national missile defense (NMD) system. Operation in a potentially nuclear environment requires the use of Extremely High Frequency (EHF) communications technology with a waveform optimized for survivability. A communications system of this type has never been built for an application with the stringent size, weight, and power requirements of a ballistic missile interceptor, but the Air Force's Rome Laboratory is responsible for developing a prototype transceiver for BMDO. The prototype transceiver will consist of 44 GHz uplink components, 20 GHz down link components, and a modem, which is capable of the required waveform.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *INTERCEPTORS, GUIDED MISSILES, ORGANIZATIONS, ENGINEERING, GROUND BASED, BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE