Accession Number:

ADA282887

Title:

Joint Command, Control and Communications: An Army Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

This thesis discusses the Armys structure, communications architecture, communications system and equipment, and communications- electronics role in the Joint Task Force. It provides readers an understanding of current Army systems and frames requirements for their evolution. The intended audience is other than Army. Accordingly Army structural and communications parochialisms are described. After establishing a baseline of Army structure and communications, a discussion of the Unified Command command and control architecture ensues. The Joint Task Force and separate Service communications responsibilities are then delineated. Discussions on joint communications interoperability and existing trends are included. Trends of note are the increase in reliance on satellite communications and bandwidth requirements in support of bulk data transmission. The running themes throughout this thesis are doctrine and technology. These are two of the primary drivers for future communications architectures. Thus there is a focus on the current status of joint doctrine and existing communications equipment in the Army inventory. To highlight future Army systems requirements, a scenario is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE