A Preliminary Study: USMC Tactical Communications Technical Control Needs for the Landing Force Integrated Communications System.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis uses a systems analysis approach to determine the communications technical control needs of the Fleet Marine Force as the transition from analog to all digital systems occurs. The Landing Force Integrated Communications System LFICS and associated methods of communications system control are discussed. The decision problem is stated as a needed choice between alternatives in both near term 1987-1990 and long term 1991 eras of service. Examined are the technical control functional requirements for both the transitional near term and the eventual long term digital systems. The study raises issues on the automation of technical control in the development of a systems engineering functional description of an ideal facility. Other service and industrial solutions in the formulation of ten alternative approaches to the total solution of communications technical control in the near and long term are discussed. A qualitative, ordinal valued, multicriteria decision theory model is applied. The decision model is fully developed for this application and for general future use by the interested reader. Conclusions and recommendations are made. Appendices provide necessary supporting detail and include issues and topics for future study.
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