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Scope Command
Phone (319) 295-5100 1.3.1
FAX (319) 295-4777 Revision 1/1/00
Key Features:

MIL-certified ALE and LQA capability
Open-ended system architecture for system control and management
User-friendly, automated resource management and control of local and remote sites
Fully redundant architecture with automatic cutover
Centralized control for all network station operations
Collins high-performance MIL-STD-188 radios and modems
Lincompex and other link enhancement techniques

Scope Command - Connectivity for Global Reach.


Scope Command 1.3.2
Phone (319) 295-5100
Revision 1/1/00 FAX (319) 295-4777

Scope Command is a highly automated, high-frequency (HF) communication system that links US Air Force command and control (C2) functions with globally deployed strategic & tactical fixed, mobile, and airborne platforms. It is a high reliability, cost effective system based on 100% COTS/NDI equipments. This system supports SITFAA, Mystic Star, DCS entry, and other missions requiring global HF Connectivity.
System Description Scope Command replaces existing USAF high-power HF stations with a communication system featuring operational ease of use, dependability, and seamless end to end connectivity comparable to commercial telephone services. The network consists of 14 worldwide HF stations interconnected through various military and commercial telecommunications mediums. It increases overall operational and mission capabilities while reducing operation and maintenance costs. Its open architecture design permits flexibility to meet changing mission and force requirements, centralized network control using "lights-out" (unmanned) station operation, and cost effective upgrades or network expansion.

System Operation

A typical Scope Command station includes operator consoles, circuit switching equipment, HF radios, RF matrixes, and antennas. Station management and control use a standard PC workstation. It provides for full automatic operation and maintenance of local and remote site equipment as well as control of the local and wide-area networks (LAN/WAN).

Communications Scope Command
Phone (319) 295-5100 1.3.3
FAX (319) 295-4777 Revision 1/1/00

A non-blocking digital electronic switch connects the station to the local military and/or commercial telecommunication services. The switch features unlimited conferencing, modular sizing, digital switch network, precedence function, and capacity for up to 2016 user lines. The HF radio equipments include Collin's Spectrum DSP Receiver/Exciter, Model RT-2200. The radios feature Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) and Link Quality Analysis (LQA) capability and are adaptable to future ECCM waveforms. FSK, MIL-STD-188-110A Serial and 39 tone HF modem waveforms ensure backward-and-forward capability and mission interoperability. The transmit subsystem includes 4-kW solid-state power amplifiers, a high-power transmit matrix, a combination receive/multicoupler antenna matrix, and omni and Rotatable Log-Periodic (RLP) antennas. Scope Command uses a modular, open-system design to automatically manage and control all network operations, including those at split-site stations. To achieve maximum flexibility, the system uses commercially available standards-based software and a multitasking operating system. This approach permits all 14 network stations to operate "lights out" (unmanned) and to be economically controlled from a central location. The control system also includes LAN software, servers, and routers to support unlimited LAN/WAN.


Typical Station.

Communications Scope Command
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Economic and Performance Benefits include:
Outstanding reliability - 99.9997% system availability
Savings in implementation and life-cycle cost - more than 50% over previous system
Reduced manning - fully automated, user-friendly operation and maintenance
Optimal seamless HF connectivity - reduced operator workload
Lower maintenance costs - BIT provides 95% detection and 91% isolation
Backward-and-forward compatibility/interoperability with current hardware
Cost-effective equipment upgrades and/or network expansion
Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) and Test-Bed

The program includes a Systems Integration Lab (SIL) and test-bed facility located in Rockwell Collins' Texas facility. The SIL is used to predict the impact and risk that any changes or upgrades will have on system performance, integrity or costs before actual implementation begins. The SIL includes a fully functional Scope Command station for performing baseline design verification, interface compatibility and functional verification tests. It also enables Rockwell Collins' technical staff to furnish Air Force personnel with real world, real-time solutions for operational and
maintenance problems.

Expandable System/Network Architecture

The modular, open architecture system design yields a system and network that easily accommodate equipment upgrades and additions, or additional network sites. The ability to scale the network coupled with the SIL simulation and support capabilities provide a system design ideally suited for other worldwide applications requiring reliable, seamless HF communications.

Easily Expanded to New Mission Roles

Not only does Scope Command easily and economically expand to meet new HF mission requirements, but it fulfills next-generation mission roles, as well. The open architecture and control software have built-in flexibility to add next-generation capabilities such as multi-media and multi-band operations, and automatic, secure data networking.