From the estate of an engineer who worked at the Los Angeles Rockwell International facility.
1980 Company Profile book.
Collins Communications Systems Division is a major supplier of strategic systems for U.S. and allied forces In fact, the Division is a participant in almost every major program within the U.S strategic networks, including the Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network (MEECN) and the World Wide Military Com-mand and Control System (WWMCCS).
Strategic information gathering sensor systems are being developed by Rockwell. Since the early 1960s, the Company has closely supported the Army's Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Technology Center (BMDATC) on complex technology programs involving long-wavelength, infrared (LWIR) sensor and focal plane development, test and evaluation.
Rockwell's advanced focal plane technology is also being applied to the Teal Amber, Teal Ruby and HALO space surveillance programs to aid in the detection of missiles, spacecraft and aircraft. The high resolution, ultra-sensitive telescopes use focal plane assemblies composed of visible and infrared charge-coupled devices (CCDs), complex MOS/LSI signal processing circuitry, and focal plane and electronic subsystems developed by Rockwell.
Accurate data on location of forces is critical to military operations. The Rockwell-built Global Positioning System NAVSTAR satellites will provide instantaneous, precise, three-dimensional navigation information to U.S. forces throughout the world. The Division supplies advanced electronic subsystems for the NAVSTAR satellites. These high-technology systems include the rubidium frequency standard (a highly accurate time reference), navigation processors and electronic systems which control the attitude of the satellite. COMMAND AND CONTROL One of the key U.S. command and control systems is the E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, a command post planned to sur-vive a nuclear attack. Systems on board this modified Boeing 747 are fully capable of sup-porting the battle staff on board who direct the action of U.S. nuclear forces.
Similar to the E-4 are the EC-135 Airborne Command Posts, which allow airborne Strategic Air Command (SAC) chiefs to constantly monitor strategic weapons status and to con-trol the ICBMs and strategic bombers. Increased efficiency of these command centers has been attained through advanced automatic data processing systems designed and installed by Rockwell...