Military Digital Microwave Transmission: Past, Present, Future.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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This project treats the transmission of information in digital form over Military, line of sight, microwave systems. A concise history of the development of PCM technology is presented as a foundation for a discussion of technical, political, and regulatory problems encountered when converting from a fully analog system and environment to first, a quasi-digital environment, and then to a future all digital environment. Interwoven, are the motives for digital microwave transmission, and the functional relationships and dependencies which occur between various regulatory bodies, the Military, and the industrial manufacturers of communications hardware. The Militarys Test and Evaluation approach to the DCS system conversion problem is examined, as is the implementation of the Militarys first digital system. The final chapter provides an overview and perspective of the actions taken and of the Military future digital systems capability. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Radio Communications