Accession Number : ADA083335


Title :   Representative Command Post Configurations, C3 Structures, and Reference Data. Volume I.


Descriptive Note : Topical rept. Sep 77-Jul 78,


Corporate Author : BDM CORP MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Reynolds,Homer E ; Sweeney,William E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a083335.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jul 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 227


Abstract : This study has been conducted as a part of DNA's Integrated Nuclear Communications Assessment (INCA) Program. It is a consolidation of information to be used as a working document for nuclear survivability analysis of eight (8) U.S. Army tactical command posts. Each command post (CP) is geographically displayed as representative of actual field deployment. The study describes each mission and deployment concept and provides representative quantities, types, and functions of personnel, equipment and communications systems based on a postulation of command, staff and communications elements which would be expected to be present at a 'snapshot' in time. The study also describes the CP interrelationships with higher, lower and adjacent units as well as the fire support requirements for Air Force and Army units. Command structures, communications structures, and technical data have been selected relative to these specific command posts and where appropriate, information was reproduced from existing publications. The results are given in the form of figures and tables and can be used in the following areas of analysis: (1) determining minimum safe offset distances between Command Posts and other potential tactical nuclear targets, (2) identifying the sensitivity of tactical unit mission effectiveness to the EMP hardness of electronic systems.


Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS , *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , TARGETS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES , ARTILLERY UNITS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Weapons
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE