The effects of any budget/program decisions made since the information was collected during 1997-98 are NOT reflected in the National Security Space Road Map (NSSRM).

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

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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.

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

(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):

SCAMPSingle Channel Anti-Jam Manportable (SCAMP)
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Related Initiatives (U):
Advanced EHFAdvanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF)
Fleet EHF Package (FEP)Fleet EHF Package (FEP)
Milstar IMilstar I
Milstar IIMilstar II
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Related Requirements (U): None.

Related Categories (U):
EHF Ground Segment TerminalsExtremely High Frequency (EHF) Ground Segment Terminals
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Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):


Point of Contact (U):

(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) For comments/suggestions contact: Office of the National Security Space Architect (NSSA), 571-432-1300.

(U) Road Map Production Date: 23 June 2001

The effects of any budget/program decisions made since the information was collected during 1997-98 are NOT reflected in the National Security Space Road Map (NSSRM).