Accession Number : ADA331231

Title :   Searching the Skies: the Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Winkler, David F. ; Webster, Julie L.

PDF Url : ADA331231

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) Legacy Resource Management Program was established under the Defense Appropriations Act of 1991 to determine how to better integrate the conservation of irreplaceable biological, cultural, and geophysical resources with the dynamic requirements of military missions. One task area of the Legacy Program focused on property associated with the Cold War. This study examines the impact that construction of radar stations and command facilities had on the American landscape. The author explores patterns, themes, and trends that created, influenced, and formed the backdrop to the Cold War defense radar program. The study provides an in-depth look at the radar systems, a state by state listing of the infrastructure that supported the systems, and an extensive bibliography. This historic content can be used to understand and evaluate properties associated with America's detection and command and control system.

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *SEARCH RADAR, *EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COLD WAR, RADAR EQUIPMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, RADAR STATIONS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, AIRCRAFT INTERCEPT CONTROL SYSTEMS, RADAR INTERCEPTION.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE