Accession Number : ADA613514

Title :   Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX)

Descriptive Note : Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND LOS ANGELES AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Cooley, William

PDF Url : ADA613514

Report Date : Dec 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space based positioning, navigation, and timing distribution system, which operates through weather and electromagnetic environments (jamming, spoofing, etc.). GPS supports both civil and military users in air, space, sea, and land operations. GPS is a satellite-based radio navigation system that serves military and civil users worldwide. GPS users process satellite signals to determine accurate position, velocity, and time. GPS must comply with 10 United States Code (USC) Section 2281 which requires that the Secretary of Defense ensures the continued sustainment and operation of GPS for military and civilian purposes and 51 USC Section 50112, which requires that GPS complies with certain standards and facilitates international cooperation. The GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) program procures and fields a modernized satellite command and control (C2) system which replaces the current ground control system for all legacy and new GPS satellites. OCX implements a modern flexible architecture with built-in robust information assurance to address emerging cyber threats. The Air Force is taking a block approach to develop OCX with each block delivering upgrades as they become available. The OCX program of record consists of 2 block deliverables: Block 1, and Block 2. OCX Block 0, a subset of Block 1, will allow OCX to support the launch and checkout of GPS III satellites. OCX Block 1 replaces the existing legacy GPS C2 system and fields the operational capability to control all legacy satellites (GPS IIR, IIR-M, and IIF) and control existing signals (L1 C/A, L1P(Y), L2P(Y)). OCX Block 1 also adds the operational capability to command and control the GPS III satellites and the modernized civil signals (L2C and L5).

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CONTRACTS, COSTS, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, MILITARY BUDGETS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PRODUCTION, SCHEDULING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Navigation and Guidance
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE