UDICON--an acronym for Universal Digital Communications Network--is an extremely versatile system of transferring and distributing digital information on board ship. UDICON is based on the concept of interconnecting lightweight, highly reliable UDICON transceiver (T/R) modules by means of small, armor-protected rf cables. Each T/R module can simultaneously transmit and receive digital information at the rate of 10 million bits per second. Complete redundancy of T/R modules and cables along with automatic switching permits automatic rerouting of data in the event of a system casualty. A UDICON system can be as simple as a single, dedicated data link or as complex as a large, multi-station, time-shared/multiplexed network. No matter how complex the system, however, the full 10 M Bit/Sec data rate can be made available to a system user. Thus, UDICON can accommodate an extremely wide variety of data sources ranging from computer outputs, video signals and voice channels down to such relatively low-bandwidth sources as temperature and position sensors and alarms. UDICON is also capable of maintaining strict timing requirements and is therefore suited to such precise tasks as transmission of weapons system position orders and distribution of real-time clock signals. Because of its proven reliability and exteme versatility, UDICON provides concrete answers to the growing problem of shipboard wiring complexity. Order from BSRA as No. 49,493.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of International Naval Technology Expo 78, Rotterdam, June 6-8, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Naval Technology Expo 78

  • Authors:
    • Champlin, K S
    • Miller, G W
    • Meyer, L A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00188828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM