Multimedia Communications Capability
Rept. for Jan-Dec 1987
ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY
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Radio communications have been recognized as a critical resource for the defense and preservation of peace for the American people and their allies against man-made and natural disasters. The military of the United States depends greatly upon reliable and efficient communications to defend this country against aggression. It is imperative that they have the best possible communications available to them to facilitate their mission of defense, especially during the trans- and post-attack timeframes. This is when communications traffic will maximize and resources will minimize due to enemy activity. Despite the proliferation of networks over various media, it is probable that communications will saturate and even the highest priority items might not get through to the users. The ability to communicate at this time will have an extensive impact on the effectiveness in repulsing an enemy attack and the reconstitution of forces to continue the fight. The concept of multimedia communications is intended to address this critical issue and to supply an essential capability to the armed forces. This concept entails the use of several networks and media as one unified and intelligently controlled network, providing a larger throughput than the sum of its constituent networks.
- Radio Communications