ground environment


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ground environment

[′grau̇nd in¦vī·ərn·mənt]
(engineering)
Environment that surrounds and affects a system or piece of equipment that operates on the ground.
System or part of a system, as of a guidance system, that functions on the ground; the aggregate of equipment, conditions, facilities, and personnel that go to make up a system, or part of a system, functioning on the ground.
(ordnance)
In air defense, the portion of the air defense system that provides for the detection, surveillance, and control of airborne objects; normally these are ground-based facilities, but also include overwater facilities, such as picket vessels, and airborne early warning and control aircraft.

ground environment

i. The environment that surrounds and affects a system or piece of equipment while it operates on the ground.
ii. That system or part of a system, such as of a guidance system, that functions on the ground. The aggregate of equipment, conditions, facilities, and personnel that go into making up a system, or part of a system, that functions on the ground, such as in an air defense ground environment.
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Gyojyou daityou sakusei gyoumu houkokusyo [Report of fishing ground environment along Ojika coast].
Issues with software complexity in highly automated systems had been a common concern among developers since the early days with the Air Force's semi-automatic ground environment (SAGE).
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Eight years later, the station began a major refurbishment of its underground bunker and installation of new equipment as part of the UK Air Defence Ground Environment Capability Maintenance Programme.
For a quarter century, from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, the remarkably complex Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system continuously surveyed continental air space to detect, identify, and destroy any enemy aircraft attempting to attack North America.
Or, according to another proposal, massive chimneys could be built to heat up the ground environment and lift the pollution up, up and away like so many helium balloons.
One European NATO country which is absent from the ACCS initiative is the United Kingdom, although the UK's air sovereignty C2 system, known as the UK Air Defence Ground Environment (UKADGE) does have a gateway to connect to the ACCS architecture to enable the UK RAP to form part of the larger NATO Super RAP.
He guided the LAADS through its transition from manual operation to semi-automatic ground environment (SAGE) operation.
Sitting above combat net radios, tactical communication networks face particularly tough challenges due to the huge numbers of subscribers, high-capacity voice and data requirements, and the intrinsically difficult ground environment.
SeeBeyond (Nasdaq:SBYN), provider of the world's first integrated composite application network built on a comprehensive integration platform, today announced that it has been selected by Air Command Systems International (ACSI) to provide a comprehensive integration solution for NATO's new Air Command and Control System (ACCS), which will replace the NATO Air Defense Ground Environment -- installed in the 1970s.
The replacement will require new thinking and require the incorporation of staged automatic capability to allow strategic growth and change within the ATM ground environment.
Before leaving the subject of air defence, there have been efforts to upgrade Malaysia's air defence ground environment.

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