Accession Number:

ADA257457

Title:

Evaluation of Digital Communications Using the Marine Corps Communications Architecture Analysis Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The United States Marine Corps USMC is currently evolving to digital communications. This change has created a need for an analysis tool capable of analyzing digital architectures. Traditional communications are being supplemented, and in some cases, replaced by automated systems like the Marine Tactical Command and Control System MTACCS. Older equipment, the PRC-77 and ANVRC-12 family of radios, is being replaced lighter, more efficient equipment like SINCGARS and the Digital Communications Terminal DCT. Protocols like the Marine Tactical System MTS Broadcast Protocol are being implemented to orchestrate this new way of communicating. To assist in the transition, this thesis modified the Marine Corps Communications Architecture Analysis Model MCCAAM so it could measure the impact of changing from voice to digital communications. The Fidelity Enhancement Process FEP, a comprehensive methodology for model upgrades, was used to systematically modify the model. The models usefulness is demonstrated in an analysis example by comparing three separate partially digital communications architectures.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE