Accession Number:

ADA209335

Title:

Emerging High-Frequency (HF) and Related Radio Communications Concepts for Enduring C(3)I Roles in a Nuclear War Environment: Critical Issues in Nuclear Weapons Effects on Propagation. (Sanitized)

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept. 5 Jan-1 Jun 1980

Corporate Author:

R AND D ASSOCIATES MARINA DEL REY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

This document summarizes the nuclear weapons effects on propagation issues that must be considered in judging the overall nuclear effects vulnerability of selected strategic C3 concepts envisioned to provide enduring C3I support in nuclear war. This document focuses on the propagation effects in bands ranging from MF to UHF, with emphasis on Hf skywave propagation during and after periods of nuclear conflict. The report is composed of short contributions from selected experts in the field of nuclear propagation effects from RDA, SRI and Rand and is intended to provide a guide for those asked to make system procurement decisions, in a complex and specialized but critical area. Keywords High frequency communications Radio communications Groundwave communications Command, Control and communications.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE