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Network Operations Upgrades (NOU) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Electronic Schedule Dissemination (ESD) provides support for satellite operations through six (6) capabilities necessary to automate the resource management task of the AFSCN. These capabilities are: Resource Scheduling, limited Resource Performance Evaluation, System Administration, Security, External Interface, and User Interface.

(U) The Orbital Analysis System (OAS) will provide only the Collision Avoidance (COLA) capability to the 22 SOPS Orbit Analysis Flight (OAF) at Schriever AFB.

Description (U):

(U) NOUC ECP 6001/6008 - Electronic Schedule Dissemination (ESD). ESD automates the current Automated Scheduling Tool for Range Operations (ASTRO) scheduling system by providing an electronic interface between the schedulers and network users. It modifies the existing ASTRO software to support an additional external user server allowing this network to be extended into each SOC/MCC and RTS with Pentium workstations. The external users will be able to electronically submit data to and receive information from the ESD systems in 21 and 22 SOPS on a real-time basis. ESD will allow the schedulers to eliminate half the phone calls and facsimile transmissions. Status information will be entered and maintained by the originator and will be verified by Network Status.

(U) NOUC ECP 6009 - The Orbit Analysis System (OAS) includes collision avoidance (COLA) capability. Although not part of OAS, Command and Control System (CCS) will play a vital role in the OAF mission, providing Radio Frequency Interference and Visibility. OAS and CCS combined will satisfy the essential orbit requirements documented in the RMS A-Specification, enabling schedulers to avoid scheduling conflicts and to support satellite operations missions.

User Impact (U):

(U) The Electronic Schedule Dissemination (ESD) project will incorporate space safety enhancements, improve responsiveness to real time/emergency schedule changes, eliminate manually intensive network resource scheduling functions, transition from AUTODIN to Defense Messaging System (DMS), transition OAF functions to Schriever AFB, and provide automatic reporting (within 2 minutes) for AFSCN users. SOCs will have ample time to accomplish or re-plan a mission as a result of satellite control system or space vehicle problems.

(U) The Orbital Analysis System (OAS) upgrade will enable the OAF operators to conduct more frequent COLA calculations, improving 50th SW space safety mission. Furthermore, OAS will provide COLA enhancement that will reduce the number of potential collisions OAF operators face today.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
RSA Phase 1Range Standardization and Automation (RSA) Phase 1
RSA Phase 2A/BRange Standardization and Automation (RSA) Phase 2A/B
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
AFSCNAir Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN)
Satellite OperationsSatellite Operations
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

RDT&E Budget Item Project 3276
AFSCN Homepage
AFSCN History
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

(U) DoD: USD(A&T) and OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: AFMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA
(U) Program Management: SMC/CW, Los Angeles AFB, CA

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Lt Jimmy Dobbs, SMC, Open Phone: DSN 833-2359.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 14 August 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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