Accession Number:

ADA224683

Title:

Survivability Enhancements for Military Communications Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

Recognizing the various potential threats against the United States military communications satellites and the criticality of their operation during times of national emergency, it is especially crucial that one accurately assess those threats and then design systems that are survivable against those threats. Their importance for instantaneous delivery of command and control information to the various strategic and tactical forces is invaluable and must be protected. This thesis will introduce the subject of military communications satellites and compare them with their civilian counterparts from a survivability perspective, it will assess the threats against these command and control assets, and it will describe technological methods for enhancing their survival. The examination of these methods will include such topics as physical and EMP hardening, robustness or resistance to jamming, reconstitution of the network, and constellation designs which enhance survivability. Finally, conclusions are drawn and recommendations proposed based upon the discussion. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Space Warfare
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE