Accession Number:

ADA169469

Title:

An Analysis of Planned Army Ground Mobile Forces (GMF) Satellite Use in Support in Mobile Subscriber Equipment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 13 Jan-16 Jun 86,

Corporate Author:

M/A-COM GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS DIV VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The current Army AirLand Battle doctrine requires that command, control, and communications C3 of Army forces be capable of supporting commanders in the conduct of military operations in the deep, close-in, and rear areas of battle in these diverse theaters. To meet these requirements, the Army is in the process of acquiring various tactical communications systems. Among these are the Army Ground Mobile Forces super high frequency SHF satellite communications system, which provides multichannel tactical satellite service to Army units from brigade to theater, and the Mobile Subscriber Equipment MSE system, which provides multichannel switched service to echelons below corps using primarily terrestrial multichannel transmission systems. A previous study which analyzed Army GMFSHF satellite communications SATCOM deployment alternatives, concluded that the operational and system relationship between GMF SHF SATCOM and other Army communications systems, particularly MSE, had not been fully defined, and a separate study to fully address this relationship was recommended. It is the purpose of this report to document that relationship and to develop the basis for continuing the study to determine where and how military satellite communications MILSATCOM can best be used to enhance the Army MSE system.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE