Accession Number:

ADA128169

Title:

Telecommunications Capabilities for the U.S. (United States) Defense Mapping Agency's Automated Notice to Mariners System,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The Defense Mapping Agency DMA has developed capabilities to telecommunicate Automated Notice to Mariners to remote users including merchant ships at sea that have INMARSAT terminals. A Research and Development feasibility study of civilian and military telecommunications networks indicated that a large number of ANMS users are linked to the domestic telephone network, TWX, Telex, foreign telephone networks CCITT modems, and AUTODIN I. DMA initiated a pilot program to link the ANMS Prime 400 computer to these networks enabling users with appropriate modems and terminals to receive ANMS by remote interactive query. The TWX, Telex, domestic, and foreign phone network interfaces have been implemented and tested. The AUTODIN I interface is under development and new capabilities such as computer to computer downline loading, transmission of graphics and ties to value-added networks are planned. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE