Accession Number:

AD0901363

Title:

Mission Analysis on Command and Control Communications for Theater Air Operations. A Study of the Practicality of Modifying AN/APX-72 Transponders for Data Link.

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author:

BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD COMMUNICATIONS DIV

Report Date:

1971-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the study efforts of the Bendix Communications Division to determine the feasibility and practicality of modifying existing ANAPX-72 transponders for data link capability. Various system options are presented as a function of the degree of modification of the ANAPX-72, and they are discussed as to their modes of operation normal IFF and Time Division Multiple Access. The signal structures and coding scheme to be utilized are developed and analyzed for their constraints on the system design. For each of the system options presented, block and logic diagrams are included to depict the hardware required to mechanize the system. Where modifications to the ANAPX-72 are required, they are identified and described. The projected size, weight, and power of the proposed encoderdecoder are indicated. Budgetary cost estimates are included for the development of the encoderdecoder, modifications to the APX-72, and aircraft installation costs. Finally, a time schedule summarizes the activities of the ensuing ANAPX-72 Data Link program. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE