Accession Number:

ADA023478

Title:

Analysis of the Potential Application of Space Telecommunications Systems to U.S. Coast Guard Missions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 73-Nov 74,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

520.0

Abstract:

This report analyzes the potential application of communication, navigation and surveillance telecommunications systems to U.S. Coast Guard programs. The intra-Coast Guard shipshore communications can be cost-effectively met by military satellite systems. As commercial maritime communications shift to satellites, the Coast Guard interface in the areas of MIB, AMVER, METEO and SAR can best be handled through the appropriate public correspondence satellite system. LORAN-C and OMEGA are the preferred alternatives to meet the navigation requirements in the coastalconfluence and high seas areas through 1990 unless the military GPS system is made available to the general public with acceptable user costs in the 1980s. Non-cooperative satellite surveillance techniques are not feasible for operational implementation in the near term. Sensor R and D should be continueddirected toward high altitude aircraft implementation. A cooperative satellite surveillance system is feasible and could be highly effective assuming international agreement. Dedicated USCG satellites are not cost-effective compared to systems provided by other agencies or organizations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE