LEARNING EVENT 6: NEED AND-EMPLOYMENT
1. Most of the satellite communications in today's military environment are multichannel. It is in fact, more
economical to process many voice channels over a single wideband satellite channel than to restrict the satellite
to single-channel usage. However, there still exists a strategical need for single-channel operation in which
satellite communications offer the best means of mission accomplishment.
2. Special Forces and other users find that satellite communications fill the special needs more effectively than
other means of communications. Therefore, the Army has developed a single-channel UHF manpack system to
fill these needs. Figure 4-1 illustrates a basic manpack system concept of operations.
Figure 4-1. Manpack system concept of operation.