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Single Channel Anti-Jam Man Portable (SCAMP) Terminal (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The SCAMP provides the tactical warfighter with a man-portable satellite communications system that is secure anti-jam protected, and has a lower probability of intercept and probability of detection.

Details (U):

Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
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Description (U):

(U) The AN/PSC-11 Single Channel Anti-Jam Man Portable (SCAMP) terminal provides survivable, jam-resistant, worldwide, secure communications systems to meet the essential wartime communications needs of the President and Commander-In-Chief to command and control (C2) U.S. tactical and strategic forces. SCAMP will provide push-to-talk range extension for critical command and control of deploying and engaging forces.

(U) Block I provides an interim man-portable single channel, LDR satellite capability using today's technologies.

(U) Block II will make use of advanced technologies and materials to provide for twelve hours of operation at a higher power density while utilizing lighter weight batteries and a lighter weight antenna. Engineering Feasibility Efforts (EFE) will explore the development and integration of key technologies required to achieve the objective Block II terminal man-packable capability. The EFE approved at May 92 ASARC began in FY96 on packaging concepts, developing lightweight structures, composite drive motors, lightweight composite antenna petals, integrate mechanical prototype, develop paging system prototypes and perform digitization studies.

(U) Characteristics:
-38 Lb. Manportable
-Voice and Data: 75-2500 Bps- Set-up/Tear Down 10 Minutes max
-EMP Protected
-Interoperable with all Milstar terminals

(U) Special features;
-Four channel simultaneous capability
-Full duplex data comunications
-Embedded COMSEC/TRANSEC

(U) Industry Partners:
-Prime Contractor-Rockwell Collins, Inc. - Richardson, TX
-Milstar Communications Planning Tools-LinCom Corp. - Colorado Springs, CO

(U) Of the 154 Air Force SCAMP terminals being procured 67 terminals will be provided to AFSOC for special operations C2 and to Air Combat Command/Strategic Command (ACC/STRATCOM) for bomber dispersal/GWEN transition.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Programmed.

Images (U):

NameTitle
SCAMPSingle Channel Anti-Jam Manportable (SCAMP)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
Advanced EHFAdvanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF)
Fleet EHF Package (FEP)Fleet EHF Package (FEP)
Milstar IMilstar I
Milstar IIMilstar II
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
EHF Ground Segment TerminalsExtremely High Frequency (EHF) Ground Segment Terminals
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
MILSATCOMSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
RDT&E Budget Item Project 2487
MILSTAR
MILSTAR Reports
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Army.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 30 September 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999