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Satellite Ground Systems, Command & Control, and Secure Data Distribution
Braxton Technologies, LLC, provides products and professional services for government, civil, and commercial customers to deliver Satellite Ground Systems, Command & Control for Ground operations, and Secure Data Distribution. Braxton deploys Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products, Open Source, and custom software to meet mission requirements. Braxton’s ACE Premier™ product suite is an integrated satellite ground system that empowers the mission controller, spacecraft operator, and test conductor with the tools needed for hands-on and automated spacecraft and payload design, planning, operations, rehearsal, testing, and verification.
ACE Premier™ satellite ground systems support mission objectives of a satellite constellation. The system monitors, commands and controls the satellite constellation for several specific mission support scenarios. Primary functions across all mission support phases include Mission Planning (MP) and Telemetry (TLM), Tracking and Commanding (TT&C) functions. Mission planning includes pre/post-launch planning, orbit determination and prediction, orbit and attitude maneuver planning, attitude determination and prediction, and generation of scheduling and planning aids. The TT&C functions include telemetry processing and storage, telemetry monitoring, vehicle commanding, providing ground station commanding data, ground station status reporting, and scheduling functions. The ground system will also include support infrastructure services to provide logging, data recording, data access, and database maintenance and control functions. In addition to core operational functions, the system includes internal/external satellite system simulation (AceSIM) capabilities to support test, training, and rehearsal activities.
Traditional custom development has, in the past, been the accepted practice for developing mission-critical applications. However, such custom development has proven to be extremely risky. The large amount of unique software development, requiring systems engineering, security verification, integration, and test, cause traditional program of record software development efforts to run over budget and exceed predicted schedules. Braxton’s extensive experience designing, integrating, and deploying COTS and Open Source Satellite Ground Systems, and Command & Control solutions reduces cost, risk and schedule duration for our customers.
Information Assurance and Cyber Security past performance assures that our systems can pass the Certification and Accreditation requirements critical to today’s Command & Control missions.