IEEE Transactions on Communications

Volume 28 Issue 9  Part 1 • September 1980

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 0
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  • Preface: Military communications - An overview of the special issue

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1441 - 1444
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  • Interoperability in Defense Communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1445 - 1455
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    This paper addresses the need for interoperability between communications systems that support the U.S. Defense community (tactical and strategic), U.S. Civil Government community, and Allied National communities. A spectrum of interoperability is presented that permits system objectives to be stated in more precise terms and also provides a basis for cost versus benefit analysis. A set of prelimi... View full abstract»

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  • MILSATCOM Architecture

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1456 - 1459
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    The Military Satellite Communications Systems Office (MSO) of the Defense Communications Agency has recently prepared an architectural framework for the evolution of military satellite communications systems through the end of this century. The realization of the goals of the architecture should provide significantly enhanced military utility to three functional classes of users. The strategic for... View full abstract»

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  • The Next Generation CONUS AUTOVON

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1460 - 1466
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    The future evolution of AUTOVON, the largest network in the Defense Communications System, is considered from the standpoint of survivability, cost, and commercial technological developments. A study of alternatives conducted by the Defense Communications Engineering Center is summarized and the attributes of the Next Generation AUTOVON are postulated. Related studies and a concept called the Defe... View full abstract»

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  • A Total AUTODIN System Architecture

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1467 - 1471
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (84)
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    This paper concerns data communications in the U.S Department of Defense. It includes a historical perspective on DoD common-user data systems: AUTODIN I, ARPANET, and AUTODIN II. It treats data communications on an end-to-end basis, including automation of communications center functions by the user. The Integrated AUTODIN System Architecture (IASA) project was defined by DoD to provide a total d... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Security and Networking Protocols: Technical Issues in Military Data Communications Networks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1472 - 1477
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Two problems which limit information sharing among computers are fear of compromise of sensitive data (through accidental disclosure or theft), and designing networking protocols which support effective interconnection of heterogeneous systems. These problems are presented in the context of defense systemsapproaches to their solution are discussed-and issues and open questions which must be addres... View full abstract»

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  • Voice Communication in Integrated Digital Voice and Data Networks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1478 - 1490
    Cited by:  Papers (35)  |  Patents (7)
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    Voice communication networks have traditionally been designed to provide either analog signal paths or fixed-rate synchronous digital connections between individual subscribers. These designs were aimed at accommodating the "streamlike" character of speech, which has traditionally been considered to flow from source to destination at a more or less constant rate. By way of contrast, interactive an... View full abstract»

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  • Conceptual Approaches to Switching in Future Military Networks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1491 - 1498
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (11)
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    This paper presents conceptual approaches to the synthesis of switching functions in future military networks. The special requirements of military communications are shown to favor the implementation of integrated networks which provide all services (voice, data, imagery) within a single unified network structure. Transparent and transactional methods are defined as contrasting approaches to the ... View full abstract»

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  • DSCS III - Becoming an Operational System

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1499 - 1504
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    This paper addresses the progress of the Defense Satellite Communications System, Phase III (DSCS III), related developmental efforts directed toward facilitating operational employment of the new generation spacecraft, and an overview is provided illustrating how some of the innovations of the DSCS III will be used in the operational environment. The major features of the DSCS III are reviewed an... View full abstract»

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  • An Integrated Distributed Control Structure for Global Communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1505 - 1515
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (4)
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    The worldwide communications resources of the Defense Communications System (DCS) are controlled by a multilevel control complex, with distribution of control functions among many control facilities. The control structure is going through substantial changes, driven by considerations of reliability, survivability, crisis management capability, and of course, cost. This paper introduces the control... View full abstract»

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  • Technical Control of the Digital Transmission Facilities of the Defense Communications System

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1516 - 1523
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    As an aid in evaluating technical control techniques, an emulation facility that automatically performs the status monitoring, performance assessment, and fault isolation technical control functions as they apply to a future, predominantly digital Defense Communications System (DCS) has been developed. This emulation facility is a multicomputer system which automatically monitors and isolates faul... View full abstract»

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  • NATO Communications in Transition

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1524 - 1539
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    In 1970, the Defense Ministers of the Alliance approved an ambitious program to develop a modern, NATO-wide commonuser communications system called the NATO Integrated Communications System (NICS) and created a NICS Management Agency, NICSMA, with the responsibility of planning, engineering, and implementing the system. The aim of the NICS is to provide rapid, secure, survivable, flexible, and rel... View full abstract»

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  • Future Communications Concepts in Support of U.S. Army Command and Control

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1540 - 1550
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    This paper will describe the proposed communications concepts for the United States Army tactical field forces in the time frame 1990 and beyond. First, there will be a review of previous communications architectures. The review of past architectures provides the contrasts associated with the evolutions of warfare. The paper, then, will highlight technological advances that can provide those capab... View full abstract»

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  • Future Air Force Tactical Communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1551 - 1572
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (4)
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    During the 1980's, many improvements will be made in the Air Force's ability to communicate in a battlefield environment. Programs like JTIDS, SEEK TALK, TRI-TAC, and the Ground Mobile Forces satellite communications terminals will improve the security, jam resistance, connectivity, and capacity of today's Air Force tactical communications. Even after these programs have been implemented, however,... View full abstract»

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  • Navy Communications Overview

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1573 - 1579
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    The history of communications in the Navy has shown the importance of the role it plays in conducting military operations. A general overview of Navy communications is discussed, providing the framework for the new developments for the 1980's. Discussion focuses on three major areas: strategic, long-haul two-way, and tactical communications. View full abstract»

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  • A New Wide-Band System Architecture for Mobile High Frequency Communication Networks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1580 - 1590
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    A new wide-band HF communication system architecture for a multiple, mobile terminal network has been proposed and analyzed. This architecture embodies the complete removal of high power switching and tuning and achieves control of unwanted radiation by the use of highly linear power amplifiers and adaptive interference cancellation methods. To provide maximum flexibility in system operation, prov... View full abstract»

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  • An Analysis of Meteor Burst Communications for Military Applications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1591 - 1601
    Cited by:  Papers (54)  |  Patents (18)
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    This paper presents a methodology for the design and analysis of meteor burst communication systems, with special emphasis on system characteristics of importance to military applications (intercept resistance, jam resistance, nuclear survivability, and encryption considerations). Using stochastic models for the meteor burst process, expressions for the average throughput and average message waiti... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Blue/Green Laser Systems in Strategic Submarine Communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1602 - 1607
    Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (1)
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    A continuing interest exists in the Department of Defense to stress technology wherever it may result in the improvement of a military system. One important area where this is currently occurring is in laser communications. Specifically, an extensive effort is underway to exploit the "Blue/Green" transmission window in the ocean and develop a strategic laser communication system operating between ... View full abstract»

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  • Optimum Deployment of Communications Relays in an Interference Environment

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1608 - 1615
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    The use of communications relays is examined as a means of improving the operation of line-sight-links in an interference or jamming environment. Expressions are derived that define optimum relay locations and the number of relays. These relationships are functions of the system and interference parameters, as well as of the link and interference source geometry. Bounds on flight path orbits of ai... View full abstract»

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  • A Survivable Network of Ground Relays for Tactical Data Communications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1616 - 1624
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    The rationale and a preliminary design concept are presented for a new mobile ground-to-ground communications system to support tactical command and control. Survivability is attained through high connectivity, antenna directivity, and spread-spectrum signals. Each node of the proposed network is equipped with a circular cylindrical array antenna capable of steering a narrow beam in the direction ... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Tactical Communications Jamming Problems

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1625 - 1630
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    This paper reviews the technical disciplines needed to analyze technical communications jamming problems. Such problems rarely involve pure free-space propagation so that careful attention is needed to propagation characteristics. The various sources that contribute uncertainty to the problem are enumerated and estimates are given of their magnitude. View full abstract»

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  • IFF System Concept Based on Time Synchronization

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1630 - 1637
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    Identification of friend or foe (IFF) in the tactical theater is a complex technical and operational problem with extremely important implications to the nation's success in waging war. A practical, inexpensive IFF system which can reliably identify friends in a hostile ECM environment is desperately needed by the United States and NATO. This paper presents an IFF system concept which utilizes exi... View full abstract»

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  • VHF Radio System Performance Model for Predicting Communications Operational Ranges in Irregular Terrain

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1637 - 1644
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    This paper describes a VHF communication system performance model which can predict the probability of successful communications (ps) in irregular terrain for both analog and digital systems. The Longley-Rice model is used to predict the propagation effects. A new noise model, based upon information in CCIR Report 258, is used to help estimate predetection signal-to-noise ratios (R... View full abstract»

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  • Military Message Systems: Current Status and Future Directions

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1645 - 1654
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    The need for timely message delivery coupled with decreasing computer costs is causing message handling in the Department of Defense to be increasingly automated. This paper describes the functional, security, and performance requirements of automated military message systems. In light of these requirements, four operational message systems are compared and contrasted. A summary of results is pres... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Communications focuses on all telecommunications including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television by electromagnetic propagation.

 

 

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University of Texas at Dallas