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Ground Mobile Forces Network Planning Prototype (GMF NETPLAN)

Primary Purpose To assist the planning and implementation of

tactical and strategic satellite networks.

Sub-Functions Produces deployment packages, Satellite Access

Requirements (SAR), Tactical Satellite Signal

Processor (TSSP), and Low Rate Multiplexer (LRM)

programming sheets.

Equipment Requirements 486 computer with 16MB RAM, 25MB hard disk space.

Connectivity Requirements In normal office of field environments, requires

a computer with printer. The system can be

interfaced with the Defense Satellite

Communications System (DSCS) Network Planning

software used at Regional Satellite Control

Centers (RSCC) and the DSCS Operating Center.

Crypto Requirements None, unless producing networks above

UNCLASSIFIED. Can be used on workstation/LANs up


Normal Locations Signal Battalions and Engineer Brigades.

Information Managed Mission requests through GMF stations. Terminal

data, antenna data, locations (Lat and Long),

satellite data, DSCS OC controller details,

network routing, LRM and TSSP configurations, and

user configurations.

Products Created Network diagrams, map of terminal locations,

SARs, TSSP, and LRM programming sheets.

Lead Service/Contractor The system was initiated by the US Army. Contract

is managed by CECOM.

Current Fielding Status Version 2.2.3 is in current operation throughout

the services.

Known Problems Does not include data entry into Defense

Communication System (DCS) entry sites for

strategic-tactical interface. The system can only

configure point-to-point links for AN/TSC-143

networks due to the lack of TSSP data.

DIICOE Compliance Rating Level 5.

Point of Contact CECOM, George Oliva, COM 703-427-2247

Updated by CPT Scott Bager, USA, CCSC-01.


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