Study of Multiple Access-Discrete Address Navy Tactical Voice Communications. Volume 1. Executive Summary.
Final rept. 7 Jan 74-6 Jun 75,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL
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The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of incorporating Multiple Access-Discrete Address MADA capability into Naval tactical voice radio communications. MADA is an automatic channel switching communication system which allows the limited radio channels available to a platform to be shared by subscribers of different tactical nets. This contrasts with the current dedicated channel system where each subscriber, hence net, are assigned one channel solely for their traffic. The MADA system studied is evolutionary in that it is compatible with the current command structure, radio equipments, and dedicated channel system. A communications scenario is developed, the operational features of a MADA system are specified, the theoretical performance of MADA and the dedicated channel system are compared, and the cost of an initial intra-task group surface-to-surface, line-of-sight MADA implementation is estimated.
- Radio Communications