Satellite command and control activities are typically grouped together at one or two specific nodes of the AFSCN
, and each satellite system may have only six to 20 strings of equipment located at a site.
Honeywell will replace the existing communications technologies that make up the ground network and tracking systems of the AFSCN
with improved components and antenna systems, providing new capabilities to ensure the system is operational 24 hours a day.
As the dominant leader in providing AFSCN
connectivity through its AIM unit, L-3 Storm provides a proven solution for programs requiring communications with the AFSCN
As part of our overall product offering, we have been providing state-of-the-art AFSCN
connectivity to the industry for five years, and we have become the recognized market leader," said John McDaid, director of business development for L-3 Storm Control Systems.
The system provides secure, bi-directional transfer of control and status information across red/black boundaries for satellite control center applications connected to the AFSCN
(Air Force Satellite Control Network) and/or dedicated remote tracking stations.
The Operational Space Services and Support (OSSS) contract calls for Harris and its teammates to operate and perform organizational level maintenance at all ground stations assigned to the AFSCN
Under the OSSS contract, Harris has been providing operations, maintenance and support services to the Air Force Satellite Control Network and Global Positioning System (GPS) ground networks, including organizational level maintenance at all ground stations assigned to the AFSCN
and GPS networks.
TRW selected L-3 Storm's AIM solution as a result of its performance during a detailed trade study that included operations using AFSCN
Automated Remote Tracking Stations (ARTS) and satellites.
Since 2000, Harris has been providing operations, maintenance and support services to AFSCN
and Global Positioning System (GPS) ground networks as part of the $220 million OSSS program.
supports space-vehicle operations on-site at the Onizuka and Falcon facilities, and via communications links to nine remote tracking stations.
The interoperability study employed adaptation and conversion layers that support data services used by the AFSCN
that are not native to SLE.
The competitively won award, known as the Range and Communications Development Contract (RCDC), strengthens Lockheed Martin's role in the AFSCN
, for which the company has performed significant design, development, integration operation and maintenance efforts over the last 30 years.