SPAWAR looks to advance GPS system software
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is considering a follow-on contract to sustain the Global Positioning System-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services (GPNTS) system software.The GPNTS navigation system receives, processes and then distributes 3-D position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency data in the formats required by shipboard user systems. The Navy uses GPNTS on vessels as diverse as carriers, guided missile cruisers and destroyers as well as fixed-wing aircraft.
The GPNTS system is currently being developed using a commercial, open-systems architecture approach to meet user requirements in a net-centric service-oriented architecture environment.
The planned scope of work would include engineering, development and test activities on a two-year build cycle, which would allow officials to address out-of-date technologies, information assurance, defect resolution and platform integration.
SPAWAR released the RFI Feb. 9. Responses are due by March 10.
This article originally appeared on Washington Technology, a sister site to GCN.
Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Feb 11, 2016 at 1:17 PM