ANALYSIS OF THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF SPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS TO U.S. COAST GUARD MISSIONS

This report analyzes the potential application of communication, navigation and surveillance telecommunications systems to U.S. Coast Guard programs. The intra-Coast Guard ship/shore communications can be cost-effectively met by military satellite systems. As commercial maritime communications shift to satellites, the Coast Guard interface in the areas of MIB. AMVER. METEO and SAR can best be handled through the appropriate public correspondence satellite system. LORAN-C and OMEGA are the preferred alternatives to meet the navigation requirements in the coastal/confluence and high seas areas through 1990 unless the military GPS system is made available to the general public with acceptable user costs in the 1980's N/n-cooperative satellite surveillance techniques are not feasible for operational implementation in the near term. Sensor R and D should be continued/directed toward high altitude aircraft implementation. A cooperative satellite surveillance system is feasible and could be highly effective assuming international agreement. Dedicated USCG satellites are not cost-effective compared to systems provided by other agencies or organizations. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Aerospace and Electronic Systems Division
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21203
  • Authors:
    • Mueller, E J
    • Kuegler, G K
    • Wilman, C E
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Pagination: 520 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 75-0018 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-31882-a
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM