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A Multi-Criteria Analysis of Air Communication Platforms within the Hybrid Operational Environment
A Multi-Criteria Analysis of Air Communication Platforms within the Hybrid Operational Environment

Author(s): Cătălin Cioacă, Daniel Ştefănescu
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Air communications platforms; multi-criteria analysis; analytic hierarchy process; strategic decision;

Summary/Abstract: The air communication platforms, using the accelerated technological progress with spectacular effects in the field of developed performance, takes an important role in providing information regarding connectivity in this field. The requirements which the military communications systems must fulfill are formulated in connection with mission objectives. Quantification of the utility for air communications platforms using binomial multi-criteria analysis and analytic hierarchy process provides decision makers with the basic knowledge needed to increase the operational capabilities of forces. The planning process must integrate the requirement of continuous, secure distance communications under any circumstances. The designed model gives the opportunity to identify the best solutions for increasing the utility of aerial communications platforms (tactical satellites, high, medium and low altitude aerial platforms) in various contexts and scenarios.

  • Issue Year: 56/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 35-43
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English