Accession Number:

ADP204531

Title:

The United States National Data Center,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-08-14

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The United Nations Conference on Disarmament ad hoc Group of Scientific Experts GSE is conducting the third large-scale technical test, termed GSETT-3, which started on January 1st of this year. The purpose is the continuation of an on-going effort to develop a global system for international monitoring of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty CTBT which will provide member states with data for their own national monitoring assessment. Accomplishment of this objective requires testing of a system composed of four major components an International Data Center IDC, National Data Centers NDCs in each member state, a network of seismic stations in each member state, and high speed communications to share the data in near-real time. This paper will discuss the progress of the US efforts to prototype and operate its NDC for GSETT-3. With eight months having elapsed since GSETT-3 began, we are now in a position to attempt a more consistent statistical assessment of the reliability and capability of the US NDC.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Seismology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE