The Global Positioning System (GPS) Interference and Navigation Tool (GIANT) is a mission-level, many-versus-many, constructive and repeatable GOTS simulation tool that computes GPS/Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and other navigation system performance and mission impacts in a benign or electronic combat environment.
GIANT is used to determine navigation performance and its impact upon air-to-ground or surface-to-surface operational effectiveness.
Originally created in 1996 to support the Navwar Analysis of Alternatives, GIANT has been applied to hundreds of analyses by numerous civilian and military user communities in support of research and development, acquisition programs, test and evaluation, training, concept of operations development, mission planning, and operations.
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ABLE is a GUI-driven simulation tool that provides global coverage planning, analysis, and visualization capability for mobile terminals using broadband links on commercial transponded satellites. ABLE supports system analysis and design of satellite communications networks with terrestrial, airborne, and maritime terminals.
Originally developed for airborne applications, ABLE is also being expanded to allow analysis of maritime and terrestrial terminals. ABLE was developed using a modular approach, which allows it to be easily modified to support both existing and emerging waveforms, satellites, and terminals.
ABLE performs detailed point-by-point link budget calculations to evaluate forward and reverse link data rates over a region. Several features to allow analysis of system design, coverage, and capacity.
MILSATCOM End-to-End Simulation Environment (MEESE) is a hardware and software-based simulation platform that models the various components of end-to-end satellite communications systems. Initially developed for Milstar, MEESE has now been expanded to model the next generation of satellite systems including AEHF and future concepts. Its open architecture and modular approach permits modeling other satellite communications systems in a relatively straightforward manner. This modular architecture also allows us to quickly integrate component models supplied by developers for evaluation or comparison to other solutions.
Terminal Control Simulator (TCSim) simulates Milstar and AEHF Payload to Terminal Access Control Protocols and the SMART-T to Terminal Control software communications link. Without TCSim, EHF Communication Planner training and MPSS Terminal Control testing requires employing valuable system resources, use of other less efficient scripting tools, or less dynamic protocol implementation tools.
Initially developed for the Army Communication Planner Training Course as a Milstar terminal control training simulator, TCSim has since been expanded for use in support of AEHF XDR terminal control. Its satellite and terminal simulation capability is useful in both training and planning tool development environments.
TCSim has been used successfully in the classroom to train EHF communication planners on terminal control procedures and as an informal testing aid for the terminal control module of the MPSS. TCSim simulates LDR/MDR/XDR protocols to support Milstar and AEHF terminal control functionality.
Jamming Evaluation Tool (JET) is a GUI-driven simulation tool that evaluates the impact of jamming on transponded satellite communications. JET estimates the benefit of traditional anti-jamming (AJ) measures including frequency hopping, partial payload processing, and antenna-based AJ approaches. The graphical channel/jammer plot shows the location and magnitude of jammers and calculates benign and jammed transponder bandwidth efficiency (b/s/Hz).
The SATCOM Evaluation Tool (SET) is a multi-constellation coverage and capacity analysis tool for protected SATCOM systems. It is used to analyze the coverage, configuration, and loading capacity of satellite communications systems, including Milstar, Advanced EHF, UFO-E/EE, and EPS.
SET models the earth terminals, satellite constellations, and communications links in a defined loading scenario. Based on the development of LinQuest Corporation's flexible communications resource modeling framework, SET accepts an operator-defined scenario input and executes a sequence of loading functions on that data.
The result of SET loading processes is a realistic assessment of expected terminal and satellite capacity. SET allows the operator to easily modify the scenario input data and re-load for quick turn-around analyses and trade studies.
The Network-Centric Waveform (NCW) Engineering Tool (NCWT) is an engineering software tool designed to analyze NCW networks and estimate the satellite power and bandwidth requirements needed to support the NCW networks. Developed for the Department of Army and PM WIN-T, NCWT is being used in support of the prophet program and WIN-T developmental test.
The bandwidth and power are calculated using terminal power, terminal location, satellite performance, traffic characteristics, and other statistical values.
Milstar Communications Planning Tool – Integrated (MCPT-i) provides operational Milstar apportionment and mission planning, execution, and monitoring for both the strategic and tactical mission areas.
Initially developed for the Milstar Program Office as an interim solution to Milstar operational planning, MCPT-i became the gold standard for all Milstar planners. Responsiveness to user needs resulted in a tool that ensured efficiency and accuracy in conducting SATCOM operations.
Whether planning, executing, or monitoring Milstar resources, MCPT-i is facilitating planners from the highest levels of national command to regional tactical forces for the full range of operations.
The Acquisition Logistics Performance Scorecard (ALPS) is a comprehensive suite of logistics management functions offering a centralized data store accessible worldwide focused on providing performance-based logistics (PBL) management. The ALPS.NET represents a considerable advancement in technology from its predecessor and has been redesigned from the ground up using the most advanced web-centric technologies and techniques.
ALPS.NET improves overall system asset availability by enhancing the process used to perform complete asset management. ALPS.NET greatly reduces the administrative burden on the acquisition managers and joint warfighter by reducing the costs associated with logistically fielding and supporting a system throughout its entire lifecycle.
The ALPS.NET is 100 percent U.S. government-owned and Certificate of Networthiness (CON)-certified. It has been operationally supporting warfighters and acquisition managers for more than 10 years and has a solid reputation of efficient and effective support through a centrally managed system.