Accession Number : ADA255555
Title : The Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System: Can Procedures Be Developed to Support the Requirements of the Land and Air Component Commanders?
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1982-1992
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Samborowski, Leonard J
Report Date : 04 May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 186
Abstract : This thesis examines the warfighting capabilities of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). Joint STARS effectiveness in DESERT STORM is examined as a case study. Additionally, an analysis of Joint STARS against the Department of Defense's Seven Threat Scenarios highlight the future potential of the system. This thesis contends that Joint STARS did not simultaneously support the requirements of the Land and Air Component Commanders, during DESERT STORM. Although a contributor to success in the war, Joint STARS supported the Army and the Air Force at different times and with different radar products. The primary, but not exclusive, reason for this limitation was the technological immaturity of a weapon system still in Full Scale Development. The strengths and weakness of Joint STARS are examined throughout this thesis. This study concludes that Joint STARS procedures can be developed to support the requirements of the Land and Air Component Commanders. Recommendations for the increased effectiveness of Joint STARS support to operational warfare is provided in the final chapter.
Descriptors : *RADAR TARGETS , *SEARCH RADAR , WEAPONS , SCENARIOS , REQUIREMENTS , STATIONS , WARFARE , AIR FORCE , THREATS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , AIR , ATTACK , THESES , RADAR , TARGETS , CYCLES , CASE STUDIES , LIMITATIONS , SCALE , STARS , GROUND STATIONS , SURVEILLANCE , DESERTS , ARMY , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , OPERATION , STORMS
Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE