SeaPort-e Contract Portal Contract Experience Team Members SeaPort-e 2006

SeaPort-e Contract Experience

SeaPort-e SOW #
Functional Area
Capability/Area of Expertise and Summary of Last Three Years LinQuest SeaPort-e Experience, Including Program References
Research and Development Support
Extensive space communications R&D for DoD protected and wideband MILSATCOM systems engineering, analysis, and M&S, focusing on AEHF, EPS, GPS, and WGS. R&D includes creating new waveforms and analyzing their performance, designing access control layers, and performing M&S assessments of their performance in a routing architecture.
Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
Provided engineering support to the Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) MILSATCOM terminal development, space segment and space segment surrogate (satellite denied environment) design and development (AEHF, EPS, WGS), mission control design and development (AEHF, EPS), along with net-centeric integration of ground and space (Navy ADNS and TIP/ATIP). Efforts include link budget analysis; waveform performance in benign and threat environments; network analysis such as routing design and architectures; protocol performance (access control timelines, probability of success, etc.); equipment and technology assessments including functional, performance (e.g., Navy dual ship antenna handover), and interface compatibilities; and assessment of operational requirements impact on system designs. We provide direct support to defining operational scenarios and analyzing communications requirements and resource ultilization for Navy afloat ADNS router system use of the TDMA Interface Processor (TIP) / Advanced TIP (ATIP) and EHF terminals to provided BLOS range extension and protected and wideband MILSATCOM implementation of Navy, NATO, and DISN services.
Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
Detailed MILSATCOM system modeling that identify operational scenarios and use automated algorithms to determine terminal and space segment resource requirements. Detailed link analysis and simulation to determine coding, interleaving and spread spectrum performance in a variety of threat and benign environments. We developed detailed low elevation angle atomospheric path loss models for protected communications in support of Measures of Effectiveness M&S for the Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN).
Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Suppor
Not applicable.
System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
Developed software design documents including the SDD and IDDs required to develop code. Generated and/or reviewed space segment ICDs, mission control segment ICDs, and/or key management ICDs for AEHF, EPS and GPS systems.
Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
Assessed development of the AEHF Mission Control Segment component for planning AEHF services (Mission Planning Element - MPE).
Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
Provided R&M Analysis to Navy for NAVWAR GPS system. This included Verify, Validate, & perform Failure Analysis, R&M Studies, Failure Analysis & Corrective Action Reports (FRACAS), Failure Mode and Effects analysis FMEA) for GPS Antenna System (GAS-1), Advanced Digital Antenna Program (ADAP), and Frequency Domain Interference Suppressor System (FDIS). Provided support and witness Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) and Stressful Life Testing (STRIFE). Provided engineering input to Critical Design Reviews, Program Design Reviews, Reliability & Maintainability Boards (RAM), System Design Reviews for ADAP and the Control Segment.
Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
Assessed field operations of the NMT and ATIP/TIP for operational suitability and operational effectiveness.
System Safety Engineering Suppor
Not applicable.
Configuration Management (CM) Support
For our internal software development process, we utilize commercial products (e.g., Subversion) to perform CM on our internal software products.
Quality Assurance (QA) Support
Provided technical review of Technical Manuals and User Handbooks for NMT and TIP.
Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
Reviewed security design and documentation for the NMT and ATIP program as developed by the OEM. Supported the NMT program in IA compliance verification through translation of system requirements and design into DIACAP language. Provided systems engineering expertise at NMT and ATIP Security Design Reviews. Provided Navy systems engineering analysis and operations assessment of the AEHF Mission Planning Subsystem (MPSS) which provides tactical network planning for AEHF terminals, specifically NMT.
Inactivation and Disposal Support
Not applicable.
Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
Planned and conducted tests with the AEHF payload, MPSS, and NMT. Planned and conducted live-fire events for Navy Aegis class destroyers implementing Common Data Link Management System (CDLMS) / Next Generation Command Control Processor (NGC2P) distribution of ballistic missile tracks in support of afloat National and Regional Ballistic Missile Defense. Monitored and assessed the Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) tests.
Measurement Factilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
Not applicable.
Logistics Support
Provided logistics support for cryptographic and communications planning equipment (a nomenclatured system) for the NMT. Provide ILS services for the Navy's GAS-1 and ADAP shipboard antennas for GPS receive.
Supply and Provisioning Support
Not applicable.
Training Support
Developed and updated training package for the Navy for SHF, GBS, EHF/AEHF/EPS, MPSS, and the TDMA Interface Processor (TIP) and conducted post-installation and/or pre-deployment equipment and communications management training.
In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
Developed Site Operational Verification Test (SOVT) plans and conducted SOVT for Navy FOT installations at various Teleport sites. Reviewed NMT SOVT test plans and generated NMT image files in support of SOVT testing.
Program Support
Provided technical program support to DoD space communications programs including EHF, AEHF, EPS, NMT, WSC-6(V)9/10, and Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP). Support includes assessment of acquisition approaches, technical capabilities, cost, and schedule, development of JCIDS documentation, support to analysis of Critical Technology Elements (CTE) Technical Readiness Levels (TRL), development of Prime contract SOWs and CDRL listings, evaluation of proposals in support of the Government, technical data calls, generation of POM estimates, and overall program status reporting.
Functional and Administrative Support
Provide administative support for the NMT program IDE, including tracking Prime Contract CDRL deliverables, managing program event calendars, preparing Weekly Activity Reports (WAR), and managing day-to-day program calendars.
Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
Not applicable.

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