Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance Processing Evaluation System [TERPS]
California Microwave is upgrading the USMC's Tactical Electronic
Reconnaissance Processing Evaluation System (TERPES) communications
suite for the current TERPES as an outgrowth of "Desert Storm Lessons
Learned". The improvements include an upgrade of TERPES computer
systems to open architecture hardware and software to ease integration of
existing and programmed capabilities. Software developed by California
Microwave is integrated into an existing mapping and database
environment to enhance system functionality. Recent TERPES upgrades
include expanding user communication connectivity to include a secure
interphone system, AUTODIN Mode I, TADIL A and TADIL B, and HF,
VHF and UHF encrypted voice. These services provide operators with
situational awareness of the battlefield and the ability to rapidly respond to
changes in activity. The extensive TADIL-A and TADIL-B enhancements
which California Microwave has added to TERPES have passed the Joint
Interoperability Testing Center's interoperability testing on our first attempt.
This accomplishment is a first for USMC programs. This modular
software can readily be ported to other Government open architecture (e.g.
UNIX Sparc workstation) systems.
Sources and Methods
Created by John Pike
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated Saturday, June 21, 1997 11:14:49 AM