Accession Number : ADA239889


Title :   Microcomputer Interfaces with U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Communications Systems,


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Harrison, R J ; Harber, J D ; Miller, J P ; Walker, L L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a239889.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Fleet Marine Force (FMF) units are utilizing organic tactical communications and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) systems to successfully establish data communications networks. These networks are meeting current FMF command, control, communications, and computers (C4) interface requirements; however, they are usually locally configured and unique to individual units. The lack of a comprehensive single source operational policy is the weak point in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) C4 system. Currently, the only C4 operational policy disseminated to the FMF is Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 3-32, (TRI-MEF Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Communications and Computer Systems, Nov 89). FMFRP 3-32's purpose was to establish an SOP for Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) level data communications. Our research determined that FMFRP 3-32 does not address all of the C4 interface requirements of the FMF.


Descriptors :   *INTERFACES , *MICROCOMPUTERS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , AUTOMATION , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , COMPUTERS , FLEETS(SHIPS) , LOW STRENGTH , MARINE CORPS , REQUIREMENTS , DATA PROCESSING , NETWORKS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE