Polar communications system passes review
The Air Force's Enhanced Polar System (EPS) communications project is moving forward after passing a review by contractor Northrop Grumman.
The Control and Planning Segment (CAPS) of the EPS system passed its integrated baseline review, according to a Northrop Grumman news release. CAPS receives telemetry and supplies configuration commands, mission and cryptographic planning for the EPS, which is designed to connect users located at the Earth's polar regions.
"The IBR assessed resources allocated to EPS CAPS and demonstrated how anticipated risks would be tracked and managed. The program also successfully completed an IBR during the design and risk-reduction phase," Northrop Grumman said.
EPS is under the Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) directorate at the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. "The reviewers unanimously agreed the program is executable with resolution of actions and adherence to risk management measures," Northrop Grumman said. "Future program milestones will focus on software development, followed by segment and system tests with the other EPS segments over the next two years."
Northrop Grumman was awarded the EPS CAPS contract in November 2012. The base contract for segment design and risk-reduction was completed earlier this year. The current phase of the contract covers the next 48 months to complete CAPS development, deployment and initial sustainment.
By Michael Peck
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