Accession Number : ADP002151

Title :   Command Post Modem/Processor (CPM/P),

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Foshee,J. J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The Command Post Modem/Processor (CPM/P) Advanced Development Program makes extensive use of micro-computer technology in the design of a subsystem of an Airborne Satellite Communications (SATCOM) system. This SATCOM system is being designed for eventual application on the Airborne Command Post fleet of aircraft to provide command of functions including message handling (routing), satellite command and control, satellite ranging and pointing computations, and complex signal processing while achieving a significant reduction in size, weight, power consumption, and volume as compared to present technologies. In addition, maintainability, reliability, life-cycle cost, and self-test are significant objectives in the development effort. The three principal units of the CPM/P are the Red Processor, the Black Processor, and the Modem, each housed in 1/2-ATR long CPM/P and the associated receiver/transmitters are controlled through the use of a plasma display, an interactive display which is designed to aid the operator in decision making and thus reduce demands on the operator during system operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Satellite communications, *Communication satellite terminals, *Processing equipment, *Modems, Microcomputers, Aircraft, Signal processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE