Global Broadcast Service


Global Broadcast Service

The Global Broadcast Service(GBS) is a combined United States space and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) system, that provides a one-way wideband/high-throughput of information to forces garrisoned, deployed, or on the move. [ [http://www.losangeles.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=7853 Fact Sheets: Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program: Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program] ] .An advancement in satellite communications, GBS fills the two key military communications requirements: 1) high data rates to many users at once; and 2) high data rates to very small, low-cost user receive-only terminals. [ [http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/new_pubs/jp6_02.pdf Joint Pub 6-02, Joint Doctrine for Employment of Operational-Tactical C4 Systems, 01 OCT 96] . Pages IV-4 to IV-5.] GBS is comprised of Transmit Sites (TS), broadcast satellite payloads, and receive suites (RS). Currently, the broadcast satellite payloads consist of three Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) satellites (Ka Band) and three commercial Ku Band satellites. [ [http://www.losangeles.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=7853 Fact Sheets: Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program: Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program] ]

ee also

*telecommunications
*communications protection
*electronic warfare
*radio reconnaissance

References

:"This article incorporates text in the public domain from the U.S. Department of Defense."

External links

* [http://www.raytheon.com/products/gbs/ Raytheon Company: Products & Services: Global Broadcast Service]
* [http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/com/gbs.htm Federation of American Scientists - Global Broadcast Service]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/report/1999/nssrm/initiatives/gbspii.htm GlobalSecurity.org GBS Phase II (U)]


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