Shock and Vibration Profile for MEF IAS/TCAC PIP
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD
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The Marine Expeditionary Force Intelligence Analysis System MEF IAS and the Technical Control and Analysis Center Product Improvement Program TCAC PIP are command, control, and intelligence systems developed by the Marine Corps Systems Command and built around a common core system. The development strategy behind the MEF IAS and TCAC PIP is to reduce the total cost of these systems. The major savings will be in life-cycle management costs, by fielding the two different systems to two different organizations within the Marine Corps that share extensively a common support structure. This common core system is an M-1097 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle HMMWV heavy variant carrying a computer and communications system mounted in a standard integrated command post shelter SICPS. This report analyzes the results of tests performed during late 1994 and early 1995. These road tests, rail impact tests, and transit drop tests helped develop a general testing profile that can be applied to future upgrades of the MEF IAS and TCAC PIP. The same technique of using a common core system and individual component testing can be applied to the fielding of entirely new systems. The cost savings of such an approach are significant.
- Military Intelligence
- Command, Control and Communications Systems