Accession Number : ADA257457


Title :   Evaluation of Digital Communications Using the Marine Corps Communications Architecture Analysis Model


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Monaghan, Jr, Joseph F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257457.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is currently evolving to digital communications. This change has created a need for an analysis tool capable of analyzing digital architectures. Traditional communications are being supplemented, and in some cases, replaced by automated systems like the Marine Tactical Command and Control System (MTACCS). Older equipment, the PRC-77 and AN/VRC-12 family of radios, is being replaced lighter, more efficient equipment like SINCGARS and the Digital Communications Terminal (DCT). Protocols like the Marine Tactical System (MTS) Broadcast Protocol are being implemented to orchestrate this new way of communicating. To assist in the transition, this thesis modified the Marine Corps Communications Architecture Analysis Model (MCCAAM) so it could measure the impact of changing from voice to digital communications. The Fidelity Enhancement Process (FEP), a comprehensive methodology for model upgrades, was used to systematically modify the model. The model's usefulness is demonstrated in an analysis example by comparing three separate partially digital communications architectures.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS , METHODOLOGY , MARINE CORPS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , IMPACT , MODELS , TERMINALS , AUGMENTATION , THESES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , RADIO EQUIPMENT , ARCHITECTURE


Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE