Kratos Completes Second Milestone in Critical Deployment Study for Air Force Satellite Enterprise Ground Services
In phase 2, Kratos demonstrated: (1) data source independent automation over the EGS message bus using Kratos’ TAO-DSI, (2) web based support schedule creation and execution, also over the EGS message bus, (3) elastic Telemetry and Commanding Server (TCS), (4) cloud deployment, and (5) automated deployment concepts. These capabilities were demonstrated both on the local Kratos Enterprise Ground Services (KEGS) lab and on a secure commercially available cloud based platform. Following the demonstration, the program office approved starting Phase 3.
Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) is an enabling technology for the Air Force’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV). EGS enables a sustainable, resilient space architecture that can respond to threats and protect space-based assets. Two other SEV components focus on enhanced satellite communications and satellite manufacture. Kratos is actively involved in supporting the satellite ground and satellite communications enhancement initiatives.
Fully implemented, EGS will result in a common service-based ground architecture for all
The Kratos study for MILSATCOM is a 27-month effort that consists of four phases and is an essential step in the evolution of CCS-C to exploit the benefits of EGS. Phase I concluded last June with a successful demonstration. The final study phase will be completed in December, 2018.
Kratos products used in the study so far include EPOCH® IPS Telemetry and Command Server; TAO-DSI, a platform enabling communication with external data sources; Webic, an advanced GUI; and Catapult, a schedule display and activity launch platform.
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Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.