Section 8: COMMUNICATION/ELECTRONIC (C/E) FACILITIES
General. Because of differing functions, each facility within an
electronic complex has certain specific design criteria. Specific guidance
tailored to these and more general requirements will be contained in the
BESEP. The designer must be concerned with both the general and specific
requirements to achieve an integrated electronic facility design. The
criteria set forth herein apply to the following types of facilities:
Naval Air Station Control Towers
Satellite Communication Ground Stations
Automatic Data Processing Centers
Communication Centers. A communication center, normally in
combination with a transmitter station and a receiver station, makes up a
Naval communication station. The mission of a communication center is to
receive, transmit, and deliver messages. It is the control, routing, and
processing portion of the communication complex. The building contains areas
required for the introduction, processing, and receipt of communication
traffic to and from the communication systems. The center has access to the
terminal ends of many communication links. It is provided with telephone
trunk lines and may contain a telephone exchange facility. For further
information, refer to NAVELEX 0101,102. For typical building layout, refer to
Architectural and Structural. In addition to the requirements in
Section 3, all computer installations in communication centers require raised
Mechanical. For general requirements, refer to Section 4,
Mechanical Engineering. Compressed air and water are normally required.
Consult the BESEP for specific guidance.
Lighting shall be fluorescent.
Cables. Transmission lines may be brought into the building either
above or below ground.
Cable vaults are normally included in communication