INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS--A FORGOTTEN NECESSITY

Aircraft carriers have undergone significant change during the past 40 years while Interior Communications have remained essentially unchanged. The missions and tasks of the aircraft carrier and its equipment suite evolved in relatively small increments resulting in the Interior Communications becoming an "add-to" system in lieu of being functionally redesigned to meet ship operational needs. Consequently, present day aircraft carrier operational needs are served by inadequate Interior Communications installations which do not reflect the present day "state-of-the-art". Sometimes the installations do not even reflect the best application of the equipment installed. Improvements can be effected only by creating an awareness of the significance of Interior Communications in ship operations. This paper defines Interior Communications and describes the system evolution leading to identification of the inadequacies in present systems configurations. In particular, the design approach being utilized to determine Interior Communications system requirements, based on ship operational needs, will be discussed. New system concepts and general ship needs which affect and require special attention in future Navy ship design will be presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sixteenth Annual Technical Symposium of the Association of Scientists and Engineers of the Naval Sea Systems Command, held in Arlington, Virginia, March 30, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC

    Department of the Navy
    Washington, DC  United States  203632
  • Authors:
    • Dameron, T J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM