Automated Technical Control (ATEC). Volume I Part 1.
Final technical rept. 18 Feb-18 Dec 69.
HONEYWELL COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT CENTER ST PETERSBURG FL
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A study of the technical control function within the Defense Communications System was conducted to define those aspects of technical control that are amenable to automation on a cost-effectiveness basis and provides the basis to subsequently configure a system to perform those selected functions. The Automated Technical Control ATEC system promulgated provided a modular capability for application across a wide range of DCS facilities and provides a significant increase in the effectiveness of the technical control function. A Monte Carlo simulation model of a generic technical control facility was developed as an aid in resource allocation for the ATEC system. The role of technical control within the DCS was examined to insure that the ATEC system would function in its operational environment. A hierarchical concept for interaction between ATECs has been developed consistent with DCA policies. A highly modular monitoring system was designed which enables appropriate levels of automation to be introduced across a wide range of DCS facilities. A concept for automation of portions of the patching and switching functions was developed which provides a modular capability to introduce automation on a locally adaptable per-facility basis consistent with cost-effectiveness criteria. A processor system was developed which utilizes proven hardware that exists in modules matched to the express needs of individual ATEC installations. Author
- Command, Control and Communications Systems