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The Kwajalein Mission Control Center (KMCC) provides the central control, command, communications, and computing essential for directing the realtime data collection efforts of the RTS sensors.  A high bandwidth submarine fiber optic transmission system provides encrypted connectivity between KMCC and the entire range complex.

KMCC processes realtime state vector data from radar tracks using target complex processing algorithms to determine the best choice cueing data for each sensor.  With its exceptional computational capabilities, KMCC is able to distribute realtime data to land, sea, or airborne mobile sensors deployed to support testing at RTS, as well as to CONUS based testbeds and simulation centers via satellite link.                

KMCC OVERVIEWKMCC
The KMCC is composed of two major areas: the console room and the computer room.

The console room is the focal point for control of range operations. Within this area are a variety of displays that allow KMCC operators to make real-time decisions based on the status of the RTS sensors and the nominality of the target complex. The MET Support contractor provides meteorological displays, while the logistics contractor has a console in KMCC for logistics coordination. A User’s Bay, adjacent to the control room, is provided which allows RTS Range Users to view a mission from KMCC, using KMCC displays. A satellite viewing area, outside of KMCC but in the same building, is able to support larger user contingents that would not fit into the limited User Bay space at KMCC. KMCC includes an Observation Tower for RTS Command representatives and Distinguished Visitors.  An upgraded Range Safety Control Center (RSCC), designed to support Multiple Simultaneous
Engagements (MSE), has been developed adjacent to the KMCC Console Room. Also in the console room is an Audio Visual console that controls a variety of video inputs to KMCC and directs them to overhead projectors and/or other smaller  displays within the console room.

KWAJALEIN MISSION CONTROL CENTER (KMCC)
The KMCC provides central coordination and communication for the RTS sensors.  KMCC has consolidated this control such that directing data are passed from one sensor to another via KMCC. Such actions as ballistic smoothing, multi-sensor fusion, coordinate transformations, and time alignment are accomplished at KMCC. This consolidated configuration, shown in Figure below.

KMCC CONSOLE ROOM
The KMCC Console Room is the focal point of command, control, and communications (C) activity during mission operations. The console room is divided into two separate areas: the main console area and the Observation Tower. The Range User’s Bay is adjacent to the KMCC.

COMPUTER CENTER
The computer center comprises four major systems: the central computer; the display system; the synchronous real-time system; and the playback system.

Main Console Area
The main console area in KMCC contains operator consoles for Army and contractor personnel from RTS. The consoles provide the displays, voice nets, and button panels to allow operations personnel to monitor and direct mission operations.

Range Users (RU) Room
The Range User’s Room provides console positions to allow Mission User’s to monitor available information during the course of a mission.

Observation Tower
The Observation Tower provides two levels: the Lower Level for RTS Command representatives and the Upper Level for Distinguished Visitors. Inside each level, console positions are provided to allow the Range Commander, Command Staff Personnel, and Distinguished Visitors to monitor operations during the course of a mission.

 

KMCC Layout