Comments on BTL Report #3 to ARDC: "the ground environment problem in air defense: an appraisal of the Lincoln Transition System"
Lincoln Laboratory Research Staff
In response to the Bell Telephone Laboratories report entitled "The Ground Environment Problem in Air Defense: An Appraisal of the Lincoln Transition System," which called military attention to possible Transition System shortcomings in time to take corrective actions, persons associated with the Transition System note that the report is correct in two of its three principal points, but that the third and several minor points are based on misunderstanding. These persons agree with the points made regarding deficiencies in the observation phase and the desire for more Cape Cod test results, but disagree with the authors' preference for decentralized data processing.
Includes: general overview, basic philosophy and viewpoint, areas of agreement, points of disagreement, and decentralized tracking.