Accession Number:

AD0656206

Title:

A PRESENT AND FUTURE VIEW OF THE FIELD ARMY WIRE AND CABLE REQUIREMENTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY SIGNAL CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Under present and future battlefield concepts there is and will continue to be a high population of electronic emitting devices. Still, sight must not be lost of the fact that radio circuits are susceptible to natural phenomena as well as man-made interference and restrictions. Wire, too, has certain deficiences, the major ones being the logistical support effort and the length of time and manpower required for installation. However, logistics and time in combination often have over-riding roles and for these reasons, perhaps, wire and cable facilities no longer provide the primary transmission medium between major units in the field army. Yet there is still a need for these facilities as a back-up for the high capacity radio circuits. In addition, local telephone service will continue to be best served by wire and cable. Accordingly, it is felt a requirement exists and will continue to exist to provide wire circuits. Improved and wholly compatible wire and cable facilities, concurrent development of splicing techniques and tools, simplified and improved testing techniques, and better installation and recovery method are all areas that must be considered by the wire and cable industry and the military in concert, if the art of providing communications over wire media is to keep abreast of the changing concepts related to the army in the field.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE