AuthorWagner, Robert E.
AffiliationFord Aerospace & Communications Corporation
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AbstractNational defense strategies rely on force enhancement, space defense, space control and space force application functions being provided by survivable space resources. The ground command and control support for these functions must be at least equally survivable. An approach to meeting these ground survivability requirements is presented in this paper. A highly mobile satellite control system is presented incorporating recent technology advances into a modular design that satisfies a wide variety of user requirements in all levels of conflict. Ground/Air Transportability is enhanced significantly by the incorporation of monolithic phased arrays and miniaturized Tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) equipment and data processing hardware. Hardness is enhanced by the incorporation of new materials and an advanced structural design that protects against EMP, blast thermal effects and terrorist activities. A preliminary design is described that indicates how modularity supports a spectrum of expected operating scenarios.
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