Braxton is participating in the Catalyst Accelerator program for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) at the Catalyst Campus in Colorado Springs with the objective of developing FlashMAP™, a play on the social media concept of Flash Mobs, where multiple agile PNT devices will synchronize using an open source messaging standard to communicate with each other in GPS-degraded and/or -denied environments.
In 2002, the GPS Wing began developing LADO as its replacement for mainframe-based Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Command and Control Systems (CCS). LADO is based on Braxton Technologies’ ACE Premier™ commercial satellite ground system product line:
- Telemetry, Tracking and Commanding (TT&C)
- Mission Planning
GPS Ground Segment OCX Simulator
Braxton performed full validation of the simulation software and hardware, from requirements development to qualification testing. Development performed by Braxton in support of this effort include creation of GPS Ground and SV models, C2 enhancements, and VV&A of OCX operations software.
GPS III Launch, Early Orbit, and Checkout System
In 2016 Braxton supported Lockheed Martin Space Systems for a GPS III launch contingency prototype, developing operational concepts and requirements. The Braxton team executed mission planning functions, command and control, requirements development, cybersecurity, to name a few.
Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3) Ground Control Segment (GCS)
Braxton is delivering an Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) GCS for the NTS-3 to demonstrate advanced GPS and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) concepts and technologies.
Common Simulation Environment (CSE)
The CSE enhances our existing AceSIM product by allowing factory bus/payload integration and operational TT&C systems to integrate quickly and effectively with EGS.
Commercial Augmentation Service (CAS)
Braxton and our partners operationalize the capability to augment the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) with commercial antenna providers controlled through Government owned control segments. CAS implemented a full cybersecurity stack, automated scheduling and resource optimization, and tested with on-orbit assets in an operational environment.
EGS/Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Mission System (JMS) Bridge
AceBridge is a proxy service plug-in to automatically translate messages between different operational systems, such as EGS and JMS.
Braxton’s Fleet Level Situational Awareness service/toolkit (AceFLT), enables a hierarchy which can provide state of health (SOH) subsystem level situational awareness for any Blue Force asset monitored or controlled by EGS.
Braxton is procuring, assembling, and delivering operational EGS infrastructure, leveraging our rich spacecraft ground system heritage and our in-depth knowledge of both Neptune Ground Resource Manager (GRM) and COTS products. This enables Braxton to accelerate delivery of enterprise class ground solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional ground segments.
System Engineering and Sustainment Integrator (SENSOR)
The SENSOR contract provides for “system of systems” sustainment and modernization of radar and optical sensors controlled and operated by the US Air Force.
Braxton personnel support the SENSOR program by:
Performing system analysis, planning, and integration; defining common architectures for the systems; performing studies; providing internal and external integration within and between the SENSOR systems; recommending and implementing the integration of business, engineering, test, training, maintenance, and support processes to arrive at integrated solutions.
Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS)
SMORS supports Air Force Space Command’s 21st Space Wing and includes sustainment of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS), and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) radars.
Braxton personnel provide sustaining engineering, system integration, software release support, and information assurance supporting NORAD/NORTHCOM’s and Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) ground-based Missile Warning (MW) and Missile Defense (MD) sensors, with a secondary mission supporting Air Force Space Command’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) mission.
NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex-Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (NCMC-ITW/AA) and Space Support Contract (NISSC):
Braxton personnel provide 24/7 sustaining engineering support to warning and attack assessment systems for air, missile and space threats.
Space Test and Engineering Contract (STEC 14)
STEC 14 is a follow-on satellite operations and support services contract. This contract supports the RDT&E Support Complex (RSC) and the Multi-Mission Space Operations Center (MMSOC).
Braxton personnel support satellite operations and management and integrates its Common Simulation Environment, utilizing AceSIM, with EGS to provide scenario training capabilities for Mission Operations Specialists.
Cross Domain Data Transfers and Multi-Level Security Solutions
Braxton has supported national programs that demonstrate successful and rapid development, prototyping, and integration of a broad set of open architecture systems in cross-domain environments, providing advanced situational awareness in a complex command and control environment.
Braxton has operationally deployed the first known, NSA-approved, fully automated PL5 Cross Domain System, with data dissemination up and down classification layers.