Accession Number : ADP204531

Title :   The United States National Data Center,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Varnum, Bruce R.

PDF Url : ADP204531

Report Date : 14 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The United Nations Conference on Disarmament ad hoc Group of Scientific Experts (GSE) is conducting the third large-scale technical test, termed GSETT-3, which started on January 1st of this year. The purpose is the continuation of an on-going effort to develop a global system for international monitoring of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) which will provide member states with data for their own national monitoring assessment. Accomplishment of this objective requires testing of a system composed of four major components: an International Data Center (IDC), National Data Centers (NDCs) in each member state, a network of seismic stations in each member state, and high speed communications to share the data in near-real time. This paper will discuss the progress of the US efforts to prototype and operate its NDC for GSETT-3. With eight months having elapsed since GSETT-3 began, we are now in a position to attempt a more consistent statistical assessment of the reliability and capability of the US NDC.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *ARMS CONTROL, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DETECTION, *SEISMOLOGICAL STATIONS, VERIFICATION, MONITORING, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, SEISMIC DATA, TREATIES, ARCHIVES, INFRASOUND.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Seismology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Nuclear Weapons
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE