Global Broadcast Service for the Expeditionary Warrior
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The battlefield has changed tremendously during the past decade due to major technical innovations. These changes have resulted in a requirement for high-speed, multimedia communications and greater bandwidth capabilities. Global Broadcast Service GBS technology is a military application of the commercial system Direct TV and is one way the military can address the need for greater bandwidth. Many of the two way systems in the MlLSATCOM architecture could be relieved of their burden by use of GBS. This thesis focuses on the Marine Corps and how its decision makers can integrate GBS into the existing communications architecture. This is illustrated by using a Marine Expeditionary Unit as an example. This technology meets the warfighters need to have a high data rate, high volume information transfer available. Crucial to the successful integration of GBS into the communications architecture is ensuring that the MEU command ships, and other amphibious vessels in the Amphibious Ready Group, are equipped with the GBS receive suites during MEUs workup and deployment cycle. Finally, command and control issues are discussed and how GBS can expedite the decision making process.
- Defense Systems
- Radio Communications