Design Concepts for the Next Generation CONUS AUTOVON.
DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING CENTER RESTON VA
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This report reviews technological developments in commercial telecommunications in switching, terrestrial transmission and satellite communications. Based on this assessment, six alternatives were postulated and analyzed to gain a better understanding of the fundamental structure, relationships and sensitivities of cost, survivability and performance considerations. The study indicates that there is a potential for large savings by exploiting the technological improvements in commercial communications. Although the uncertainties are very large for the more radical alternatives, the major risks are not technical. No single alternative is the preferred alternative. A composite of the best attributes of each is recommended and an implementation strategy is postulated.
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